Non-Fiction

SPANKING BEANIE BABY BOY by Kate Mohler

August 21, 2011

He rolled towards me; I rolled away. He pulled me close and wrapped his arms around me; I rested in his embrace but kept my hands open in thwarted high-fives, unwilling to fully relax. I did not want to have sex with a man who collected stuffed animals. Who would?
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ALIVE by Kate Mohler

June 13, 2011

My jetlag has subsided to the point where I don’t feel like crawling into bed for a good night’s sleep at noon, and I’m not flipping pancakes and frying sausage at midnight anymore. My circadian rhythm has returned, along with the five pounds it took to reestablish it.
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Industrial Disease by Kate Mohler

April 28, 2011

Making sure that the disposal was definitely off, I pushed my hand through the black rubber sleeve hoping that a mangled chicken fetus was not waiting for me in the cruel womb of my sink. Or maybe it was a nuclear sewer roach with a super-tough exoskeleton.
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The Gringo’s Dilemma

April 6, 2011

I took a small boat with a few other passagers from Puno, a modest city that dumps an astonishing amount of trash into the lake. The most popular spot on the Peruvian side of Titicaca is the floating island of Uros. Everything on the island—houses, canoes, paddles, baskets, even the island itself—is made out...
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Blood

February 1, 2011

With each spattering of nail holes, I fulfilled cultural myths: women should stay in the kitchen, girls are not good at math. My bedroom looked like it had been machine-gunned by the time I was done. That’s okay—I know how to spackle too. I stepped back to admire my work and noticed a red...
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Sneezed To Meet You

January 19, 2011

My sneezes are so loud and spasmodic that even at their beginning, with the first gasps that precede them, my cats dive for cover. The three of us can be enjoying a cozy curl-up in my recliner at night, watching the murder shows on Investigation Discovery, when my pre-sneeze sharp intakes of breath...
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When You Can Quit Anytime You Want…

January 16, 2011
When You Can Quit Anytime You Want…

I don’t recall when wings became so readily available; but unlike the baked-potato bar of the past, it appears they’re here to stay.
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When I Become A Greek Orthodox Jew

January 4, 2011

The celebrities will be disoriented and angry because they will have been shanghaied by my Greek Orthodox Jew crew. I will have commanded that my posse decorate my party with famous people so that a memorable panache will slap the face of each guest as he or she enters the ballroom. “Wow,”...
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Christmas Means Wild Dogs, Oatmeal, and Flamethrowers

December 25, 2010
Christmas Means Wild Dogs, Oatmeal, and Flamethrowers

Eventually, my stepfather got out a bottle of Jack Daniels and the Busch beer my siblings had brought. Around this time my Mom and I went off to the grocery store for supplies for the next day’s dinner. I would guess we were gone for about an hour. By the time we had arrived...
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X-mas Story

December 17, 2010

I'm doing my laundry when she came home and I ask her what happened to everything. She told me not to worry about it and she made dinner. We had tomato casserole, canned tomatoes and Wonder Bread with American cheese. Kind of a ghetto lasagna.
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