The Old Pornographers

September 6, 2010
The Old Pornographers

Whenever someone would bring a stack of videos from that back room—and it was always a stack—we would ring him or her up while making minimal eye contact and trying desperately to avoid small talk. Then, once the person was out the door, we would pump a few squirts of hand sanitizer and rub...
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Paste-up Before Cut and Paste

September 6, 2010

There must have been more than that to the job (fetching coffee, maybe), but this is what I remember: cutting and gluing, then getting glue on fingers that picked up tiny bits of paper and odd commas I didn’t want and got stuck where they didn’t belong. When I did put them in the...
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Assignment From Hell

September 6, 2010
Assignment From Hell

Contrary to what you might imagine, being an EMT is very seldom 911 calls attending to disaster scenes, snatching people from the jaws of death, and then later playing volleyball with the person and their family as they give a cookout in your honor.
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Worst Job EVER

September 6, 2010
Worst Job EVER

Andy was a particular kind of Neanderthal that didn’t ever speak in questions. Every word out of his mouth was declarative. The phrase “It is raining outside!” could either be a statement of fact or a question about the current state of the weather. Often the only way to tell was...
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When You Sober Up Enough, Could You Please Bring Me a Drink?

September 6, 2010

My first night on the job, I made two hundred dollars, I made out with a rock star, and I broke a pool cue over someone’s shoulders busting up a fight.
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The Secret To Eternal Life

September 6, 2010
The Secret To Eternal Life

I accepted an entry-level position in the office of an envelope manufacturing company. I operated a mimeograph machine. Mimeograph machines existed before current copiers/Xerox machines/computers. Look in history books and you'll see a picture of one near the first printing press.
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Editor’s Ramblings

New Look, Same Magazine

In the immortal words of the Brady kids:

When it's time to change, then it’s time to change
Don't fight the tide, come along for the ride, don't you see
When it's time to change, you've got to rearrange
Who you are into what you're gonna be

With the help of writer and webmaster Ian Shane, we have given ourselves a makeover. It was surprisingly easy and relatively painless. On the inside, we are still the same magazine. On the outside, we are slightly more fabulous.

Praxis takes pride in featuring established and up-and-coming writers. We are always looking for new material and fresh voices. Check out our submission guidelines to get an idea of the kind of work we are looking for, and peruse our stories to get a feel for what we like.

We update our content regularly, so read voraciously and check back often.

Cheers!

Andie Ryan
Editor