Non-Fiction

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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ME, MY MOM, AND THE TERMINATOR by Jeremy Clymer

May 13, 2012
ME, MY MOM, AND THE TERMINATOR by Jeremy Clymer

My fondest memory of my mother involves killer robots.
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MOM by Juliet Hope Wayne

May 13, 2012
MOM by Juliet Hope Wayne

She told him it was okay for him to wear his ipod but watching him now from the store she didn't think it was such a good idea. The costume only had a narrow rectangle to look out of and with oncoming traffic coming from every which way maybe blocking sound was a safety...
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EARLY MONEY IN A SMALL TOWN by Kate Mohler

May 13, 2012
EARLY MONEY IN A SMALL TOWN by Kate Mohler

My first job was plucking gray hairs off my mother’s head, nickel a hair. I was eight. She would sit on the couch and I would stand behind her, picking through her black hair for offenders. I’d find a gray one, pull it out by the roots, and place it in the ashtray she...
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HEARTBRAKE by Joelle Renstrom

April 17, 2012

The simple sight of it awed me. Dark blue, shiny, majestic. Sleek and slim, half the heft of the Raleigh. After I got it home, I spent some time admiring it, thinking, “can you believe my luck?!” It’s that sense of disbelief you get when dating someone you think is perhaps too attractive for...
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BURN THIS ONE, DADDY! by Michael Bartolomei

February 29, 2012
BURN THIS ONE, DADDY! by Michael Bartolomei

Before the move, my Dad was a strapping 6’1 stud with helmet hair and an unkempt drummer beard. He was the finest his era churned out; bell bottoms, biceps, a collection of vinyl that would make retro nerds weep, a freaking gold Corvette Stingray. Gold. The man was cool as cool.
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HOW I FUMIGATED MY BATHROOM by Janice Wagar

February 20, 2012

I don’t have any sense of smell. I wasn’t always this way—when I was a child, my mother would have me smell the milk in the fridge to see if it had turned. She had lost her sense of smell. I guess it runs in the family. Because I can’t smell, when I am...
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SOMETHING ABOUT THE DUALITY OF NATURE by Jeremy Clymer

January 23, 2012
SOMETHING ABOUT THE DUALITY OF NATURE by Jeremy Clymer

By now I was about halfway across the lake, and I decided to focus on making it the rest of the way before I lost all my stamina. I paddled and swatted, swatted and paddled, and finally I made it to the other side. The cousin who had been crying ran up and hugged...
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PORN FREE by Kate Mohler

January 4, 2012
PORN FREE by Kate Mohler

They’re so big that I don’t know how Ballsy walks or runs without tripping. I’ve never seen a cat with such a large package; it’s the first thing you notice when you see Ballsy.
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