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What Do You Need?

August 12, 2015 // 3 Comments

by Amy Herring “So,” I said to Kai, “tell me your life story.” Although I have a more-than-casual interest in the inner workings of other humans, I said this [...]

Remembering Beautiful

July 22, 2015 // 0 Comments

“You look beautiful” she said. I blushed deep red. I could feel the heat on my cheeks. She stood before me looking confident – tall, and thin with not a [...]

Enough

July 17, 2015 // 9 Comments

by Katie Mitchell “But you’re so much prettier,” said my girlfriend as we stared at the photo on my smart phone screen. “I mean, she’s not a bad looking woman. But [...]

What Is Fair?

July 13, 2015 // 10 Comments

by Sarah Coglianese Receiving an ALS diagnosis when I was 33 years old was the biggest shock of my life. Or rather, it wasn’t a sudden moment of shock, but a continuous [...]

The Face of Violence

June 25, 2015 // 1 Comment

by Debra Doggett Source: (x) I never saw her face.  It’s been more than twenty years since I sat beside her, holding her hand for over two hours as she huddled under the [...]

The Accidental Grown Up

June 22, 2015 // 0 Comments

As I recently watched my oldest son graduate high school, still alive, hale and hearty and bound for the college of his choice, I wondered how I could possibly have gotten to [...]

Spun Sugar: Father’s Day

June 21, 2015 // 1 Comment

I squint up against the hazy sun. It’s early summer, warm and moist under a layer of filmy gray clouds. I lie on a red beach towel, listening to the waves and the people, [...]

Sparkly Shoes

June 17, 2015 // 2 Comments

by Cody Hickman To most of my friends, it has become obvious that I’ve been on a “transgender” kick, lately. The simple reason for this is that [...]

A Ballad For Reese

June 16, 2015 // 0 Comments

Source: (x) There is a young man sitting on the bench right outside of my dorm that morning, casually sipping a can of coca cola like it’s a martini and looking way too put [...]

Firestorm

June 7, 2015 // 1 Comment

by Lisa Pawlak The same morning my world was set ablaze, I slept in, peacefully, eventually waking up to the sound of my phone ringing and the smell of smoke in the air. The [...]
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