Non-Fiction

WHEREIN I MOURN A FORGOTTEN LEFTOVER by Pearl Vork-Zambory

April 27, 2014
WHEREIN I MOURN A FORGOTTEN LEFTOVER by Pearl Vork-Zambory

But what it held, that’s the mystery, because like many of us, it’s not the clothes we wear, it’s what’s inside those clothes that is interesting. You and I are careful to hide the blue and white fuzz of our lives, cautious in hiding our rot to the world, but the little bowl did...
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HOCKEYTOWN by Joelle Renstrom

April 18, 2014

In retrospect, this seems odd, although most children can fall instantaneously and completely in love with anything. But hockey was more than puppy love.
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WHAT MY CAT TAUGHT ME ABOUT LOVE by Joelle Renstrom

March 25, 2014

I never meant to get a cat. My college boyfriend’s uncle found her when he was mowing the lawn. She was tiny, clearly the dumped runt of the litter, and she was cross-eyed. He planned to take her to the pound the next day. It took some doing—she’d have to live in my boyfriend’s...
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THE SEX PLAN by Molly Beth Seremet

March 20, 2014

I choose Todd. We're close friends, but his main appeal is really that my ex never met him. Todd is my friend, and that little bit of ownership makes him really desirable. He's a regular at the coffeeshop I work at and he's writing a book. He has a tattoo of a...
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WASH AND DRY by William Masters

September 4, 2013

The recent arrivals to the neighborhood, the new residents, who have come to see and be seen, present themselves for inspection, then take careful inventory and make a sharpshooter’s evaluation of those already seated: the men look at which wedding ring fingers remain empty while the women subtly scan for concealed erections. These persons...
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THE ART OF COMPLAINING by Joelle Renstrom

September 2, 2013

My friends and I spent a l lot of time emailing one another to complain about work and to report the latest unbelievable offenses our employers had committed. At some point, my undergraduate poetry training kicked in and I began complaining in haiku. Three of my friends, Elissa, Dave, and Chris, also took to...
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ON NOT-WRITING by Anne Campbell

February 5, 2013

Perhaps I can get a tax refund for using my computer room for not-writing, as long as I spend the required amount of time there not-writing, and if I can write off some of my not-writing expenses, against the income I hope to get from not-writing.
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SANDBOX STATUS by Hayley Mathews

July 23, 2012

It is said that news of my birth was greeted with much rejoicing among the family: finally the chosen one had arrived. It has also been said that no one actually said that, but I will leave that debate to the history books.
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WALK THE WALK by Kate Mohler

May 26, 2012
WALK THE WALK by Kate Mohler

I test the bottle by sprinkling my wrist with droplets of formula. Too hot. We get back up and go to the bathroom sink, where I run cold water over the bottle, bringing the temperature down a notch. We return to the bed, where I spread a hand towel over my t-shirt and tiny-wrestle...
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MOM AND THE AFTERLIFE OF PLANTS by Janice Wagar

May 13, 2012
MOM AND THE AFTERLIFE OF PLANTS by Janice Wagar

the wonderful thing about Gloxinias is that after they die back, you can rest the plant in a cool, dark place for a month or two. The plant will then “return to life” and, with proper care, it will blossom once more.
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