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Poked in the Eye: A Brief History photo
August 2, 2019 | Adventures in Eyeballs

Poked in the Eye: A Brief History

Joshua James Amberson

Soon after I received my first eye injection a decade ago, the movie list began. “It reminds me of that scene in... more

On Prognostication photo
July 31, 2019 | Nonfiction

On Prognostication

Jennifer Wortman

I can’t see the future, though sometimes I see someone on the street and think it’s someone I know, but it’s not; a few minutes later, I see the person I’d thought the other person was. 

"Talkin' Bout Practice": This Essay Isn't About the NBA Finals... photo
July 26, 2019 | Dispatches

"Talkin' Bout Practice": This Essay Isn't About the NBA Finals...

Alyssa Oursler

This Essay Isn't About the NBA Finals Because... more

A Season for Suicides photo
July 25, 2019 | Nonfiction

A Season for Suicides

Munib Khan

Picture a village in south Punjab. Flat, irrigated land, low distant hills, rice and wheat fields.

Meanwhile, Et in Arcadia photo
July 23, 2019 | Nonfiction

Meanwhile, Et in Arcadia

Patrick Crerand

Of course, Jesus only had hyssop—a bitter wine on a wet sponge—during the passion, but that was not an option at the concession stand.

My First CD: Cher's Believe photo
July 20, 2019 | My First...

My First CD: Cher's Believe

Doug Paul Case

I don’t remember when portable CD players came out, but I know the one my aunt got me for Christmas was the first to arrive... more

My First Car: '86 powder blue Hyundai named Carolyn photo
July 20, 2019 | My First...

My First Car: '86 powder blue Hyundai named Carolyn

Melissa Ragsly

That first year of having her, I would drive by myself, just to feel that relief of no anxiety. I... more

Home Maintenance photo
July 18, 2019 | Nonfiction

Home Maintenance

Dan Shiffman

When so much energy is spent on surveying the territory, adapting to the wonders and confusions of a new place, there isn’t always room to develop as a person.

Strange Birds photo
July 16, 2019 | Nonfiction

Strange Birds

Hege A. Jakobsen Lepri

Even when I had my brief zoology phase, in elementary school, I always preferred mammals.

My First Car: '97 Chevrolet Blazer photo
July 13, 2019 | My First...

My First Car: '97 Chevrolet Blazer

Parker Young

The dog ran alongside me for about twenty yards, then I hit it. Or maybe it hit me. I still don’t know. I felt sick.

Doch 1 photo
July 11, 2019 | Nonfiction

Doch 1

Liat Miriam

I no longer have that lime green vibrator.

My First VHS: Rain Man photo
July 6, 2019 | My First...

My First VHS: Rain Man

James Tate Hill

Tom Cruise is one of life’s winners. He felt the need, the need for speed, and singlehandedly saved America from those Soviet planes, or something—honestly you never understood what was going on in the second half of Top Gun. In A Few Good Men, Jack Nicholson told Tom Cruise he couldn’t handle the truth, but Jack Nicholson was quite wrong.

A Snake in the Basement photo
July 3, 2019 | Nonfiction

A Snake in the Basement

Lindsay Fowler

I will take an infestation, but only if it won’t spread.

My First CD: This Is How We Do It by Montell Jordan photo
June 29, 2019 | My First...

My First CD: This Is How We Do It by Montell Jordan

Cydney Russell

I wandered around Sam Goody, more likely keeping track of my ABCs than taking inventory of the... more

Your Hair: A Timeline photo
June 24, 2019 | Nonfiction

Your Hair: A Timeline

Dharani Persaud

Now, you book an appointment on a whim. But it’s not a whim. You’ve been thinking about this for a while.

My First Cell Phone: black Motorola StarTAC photo
June 22, 2019 | My First...

My First Cell Phone: black Motorola StarTAC

Jay Vera Summer

It was my senior year of high school, either late 1998 or early 1999. Everyone in my middle-class suburb used landlines. I flipped the phone open and closed, removed the battery, pulled out the antenna then pushed it back in.

What We Talk About When We Don’t Talk About Love photo
June 20, 2019 | Nonfiction

What We Talk About When We Don’t Talk About Love

Emily Lackey

Like the other day, when we got into a fight about who was the luckier between the two of us to have found the other.

The Eyepatch: A Brief History photo
June 19, 2019 | Adventures in Eyeballs

The Eyepatch: A Brief History

Joshua James Amberson

When I was eleven, I saw the hip-hop group TLC bust onto the stage of some live TV show wearing giant colorful overalls... more

Surprise Party photo
June 19, 2019 | Nonfiction

Surprise Party

Amelia Morand

For Caite’s Sweet 16 we get a couple rooms at the Motel 6 on Cerrillos, not the one downtown with the outdoor pool, the one on the... more

Those ten times my middle school students tried to compliment me with what turned out to be total—somewhat fair—burns: photo
June 18, 2019 | Nonfiction

Those ten times my middle school students tried to compliment me with what turned out to be total—somewhat fair—burns:

Anna Vangala Jones

But I did enjoy some of those late evenings of silly stories and joking around with my students and letting my guard down enough to remind them I was a human person with a sense of humor.

In Perpetuity  photo
June 17, 2019 | Nonfiction

In Perpetuity 

Kamil Ahsan

On the contrary: I wanted people to see my spectacle. I wanted them to never forget it. Z had wondered: what if the joy of experiment dies with joy itself? If the relationship ends, what if we’re done with it forever?

THIRST photo
June 14, 2019 | Nonfiction

THIRST

Christopher Gonzalez

That night, long after your mom goes to sleep, when the house settles, you masturbate furiously in a bed that doesn’t belong to you.

An Evening: Super Bowl XLVIII photo
June 13, 2019 | Nonfiction

An Evening: Super Bowl XLVIII

Siân Griffiths

I know brain damage.

The Unseen photo
June 12, 2019 | Nonfiction

The Unseen

Jennifer Taylor

When I was 22, my mother was excited for the first day at my new job, but not so much that she couldn’t wait to tell me about the demon that... more

How Can I Keep photo
June 11, 2019 | Nonfiction

How Can I Keep

Emily Rose Cole

I loved it immediately, though I was surprised when my mother approved it.  

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Elizabeth Ellen


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Chloe Caldwell

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Saul Stories

Elizabeth Ellen

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