Non-Fiction

MONDAY AT THE ZOO by John Kristofco

November 14, 2011

Kate rose and took a couple steps toward the unfolding drama, I turned and held up my hand. “No, that’s okay. I’ve got this” I said with conviction. I did want to help after all, and the grandparenting gauntlet had just been thrown down.
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THE PERSONAL SPACE POLICE by Molly Beth Seremet

October 27, 2011

, Molly Beth Seremet, do solemnly swear that I do not like, enjoy or seek out physical contact with people I don't know and/or don't like. I do not like touching bodies with strangers on the tube. I really don't enjoy it when someone I don't know touches my arm, back, shoulder (or worse)...
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Well They Don’t Make Just ANYONE Wood Tick Inspector, You Know by Pearl

October 14, 2011
Well They Don’t Make Just ANYONE Wood Tick Inspector, You Know  by Pearl

What could I do? The card he presented clearly said “Licensed Bikini Inspector”. And for those of you keeping score at home, yes, my swimsuit passed with flying colors.
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THE BEGINNING OF SOMETHING by Becca Sanders

October 6, 2011

It was as though my body contained all the forms, all the templates that nature herself used in creating tree, shell, snail. The original form, the Eve of the physical world. So it seemed unfair to me when I read that Eve had been created from Adam, and not the other way around.
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IN SOME WAYS SUBWAYS by Aaron Wolfe

September 5, 2011
IN SOME WAYS SUBWAYS by Aaron Wolfe

There are birds that dance like this I tell myself and switch off the music, disgusted by my animal side, disgusted by my desperation, disgusted by my loneliness. I slouch down in the seat and wait for the next station, head on wall, eyes closed, once again rocking to the beat of a...
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SHOULD’VE KNOWN BETTER by Joelle Renstrom

September 1, 2011
SHOULD’VE KNOWN BETTER by Joelle Renstrom

He was so perfectly 80s with his fluffed-up hockey hair, his high-waisted faded jeans, his whiny croon. When I was eight, I had this irrational notion that he’d written “Right Here Waiting” for me, that he was waiting for me to grow up so we could get married. And, of course, so he could...
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THE DARK QUEEN AND I by Scott Devon

August 26, 2011

I read increasingly pretentious books and listen to my Nirvana and Smashing Pumpkins albums so many times it could probably classify as a disorder. I watch The X-Files on TV and sympathize with the monster of the week. I write terrible emo poetry before emo is even a thing.
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TOO MUCH, TOO SOON by Alithea Howes

August 23, 2011
TOO MUCH, TOO SOON by Alithea Howes

When you’re a dominatrix, you can learn a lot from your clients. And that’s what I learned from Dan. Too much, too fast was pretty much his motto, whether he knew it or not.
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HIS NAME WAS ZAC by Lisa Marie Bowman

August 22, 2011
HIS NAME WAS ZAC by Lisa Marie Bowman

As the semester continued, I would look forward to every Tuesday and Thursday because I knew I’d get to sit behind Zac and stare at his lion’s mane of blonde hair. Some days, he was very talkative in class as he would tell us why another student’s story was or wasn’t honest. ...
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THE CRUSHES OF KEVIN by Kevin Kelly

August 22, 2011
THE CRUSHES OF KEVIN by Kevin Kelly

I would imagine my life with Ponch, with us both coming home from work and recounting our days to each other. Me, writing brilliant works of best-selling fiction, and Erik as Ponch- telling me about all of the people he arrested.
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