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My First Lucky Shirt photo
April 4, 2020 | My First..., BASEBALL

My First Lucky Shirt

Sandra Marchetti

I’ve been going to ballgames since I was a young kid, and when I was a tween I discovered this old t-shirt of my dad’s.

Bette Davis Eyes: A Brief History photo
March 30, 2020 | Adventures in Eyeballs

Bette Davis Eyes: A Brief History

Joshua James Amberson

(There they are, stealing the show from the rest of the body: Bette Davis's eyes, wide in perpetual surprise, in... more

A Bigger Splash photo
March 27, 2020 | Nonfiction

A Bigger Splash

Jordan Floyd

I could have no path, no idea of what I should be or how I should live. I could skate through neighborhoods, where I wouldn’t find a Mormon church or anyone who knew I had strayed from the path I was raised to follow

Family Fun Center photo
March 25, 2020 | Nonfiction

Family Fun Center

M.M. Carrigan

Plastic and puke co-exist. Children frolic in the belly, the guts and intestines, the ballpit.

Hangover Texas photo
March 24, 2020 | Nonfiction

Hangover Texas

Mike Nagel

The source was unreliable. It's possible that I was the source.

My First Sexy Halloween photo
March 21, 2020 | My First...

My First Sexy Halloween

Lindsey Wente

I walked through the senior hallway, heart beating fast. The boys’ stares burned into my skin as they whispered things to each other.

A Slim Sexuality photo
March 20, 2020 | Nonfiction

A Slim Sexuality

Chelsey Clammer

In my head, dating women was a body competition.

After the Heat photo
March 19, 2020 | Nonfiction

After the Heat

Paige Towers

Because let’s face it, boiled tea does not meet my privileged standards for heat. 

Eulogy photo
March 19, 2020 | Nonfiction

Eulogy

Kari Treese

My mother tells me how my father died. I’d learned only a week before that he had gangrene in his toes because of a sore he’d let fester.

Tymbal photo
March 18, 2020 | Nonfiction

Tymbal

Colleen Mayo

I remember being young and small and barefoot on the concrete floor: look closely and see how the cicada shells vibrate as the Texas Hill Country winds sift in.

My First Cd: Avril Lavigne, Let Go photo
March 14, 2020 | My First...

My First Cd: Avril Lavigne, Let Go

Sarah Ruth Bates

It’s the first time I remember feeling that superstrong tween indignation that he’d taken something that was supposed to be just mine.

Lower Lumbar Support photo
March 13, 2020 | Nonfiction

Lower Lumbar Support

Micaela Walley

At six years old, my father wanted to introduce me to his church friends. As a part-time pastor, it was crucial he make a good first impression.

Ways to make yourself part of the family a.k.a Paula in her early 20s really was a fucking delight photo
March 12, 2020 | Nonfiction

Ways to make yourself part of the family a.k.a Paula in her early 20s really was a fucking delight

Paula Harris

I was 20 and I went around to have naked time with Matt.

People Who Seem Enviable photo
March 10, 2020 | Nonfiction

People Who Seem Enviable

Kristine Langley Mahler

Girls in white dresses. Girls with boys. Girls hanging on the arms of boys and girls who turn to give you a look as they pass by, asserting their position. Girls who know how to flirt with boys.

My First Concert: Kenny Rogers in a Roller Skating Rink on Valentine's Day photo
March 7, 2020 | My First...

My First Concert: Kenny Rogers in a Roller Skating Rink on Valentine's Day

Andrea Laurion

I could never straighten my legs for a cartwheel and with roller skating, I could never move them right.

Goodbye Big Red photo
March 6, 2020 | Nonfiction

Goodbye Big Red

Paul Hansen

If I’m going to be honest, my life has been running at something of a parallel to Husker Football for the last ten years, over which time I’ve tried to hack it as a musician, restaurateur, and writer.

Good company  photo
March 4, 2020 | Nonfiction

Good company 

Eleanor Garran

My mother once jumped off a boat into a swarm of jellyfish. Why did she think they would not sting?

A Day's Waste photo
March 2, 2020 | Nonfiction

A Day's Waste

Aram Mrjoian

I awoke no more than ten minutes ago and already so much has been consumed

My First Edible photo
February 29, 2020 | My First...

My First Edible

Dorothy Rice

I used to write in circles. Starting in the center.

From the Sublime to the Hilarious: On Damascus Gate by Robert Stone (part 4) photo
February 28, 2020 | Nonfiction

From the Sublime to the Hilarious: On Damascus Gate by Robert Stone (part 4)

Madison Smartt Bell

Part 1 of 4
Part 2 of 4
Part 3 of 4

 

Apart from all these violent... more

10 Times When a Body Is Just a Body photo
February 25, 2020 | Nonfiction

10 Times When a Body Is Just a Body

Morgan Florsheim

My body is uncomplicated. It is a tool, finely tuned for this moment.

My First Apartment photo
February 22, 2020 | My First...

My First Apartment

Emma Brewer

The next day, I woke first and made French toast. I had a teenaged hangover, buzzing and giddy.

From the Sublime to the Hilarious: On Damascus Gate by Robert Stone (part 3) photo
February 21, 2020 | Nonfiction

From the Sublime to the Hilarious: On Damascus Gate by Robert Stone (part 3)

Madison Smartt Bell

The story of religious mania and the story of political violence look very likely to converge on each other.  Having consciously elected the first, Lucas keeps being drawn, sometimes unwillingly, sometimes unwittingly, toward the other. Both feature his new inamorata, Sonia Barnes.

A Glassel Bridge photo
February 18, 2020 | Nonfiction

A Glassel Bridge

Katbug

There is a universe of existence we have no words for, and maybe that is why we sequester ourselves in naturally quarantined cities: fear of the unknown and unintelligible.

My First Stuffed Animal: Leopard photo
February 15, 2020 | My First...

My First Stuffed Animal: Leopard

Nicholas A. White

During our first few years together, Leopard went through the washing machine after I peed on him, many times.

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PERSON/A

Elizabeth Ellen


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WOMEN

Chloe Caldwell

"Women by Chloe Caldwell s a beautiful read/a perfect primer for an explosive lesbian affair/an essential truth." -- Lena Dunham

"I read it a couple of months ago in one can't-put-it-down-even-though-it's-the-middle-of-the-night sitting. It's as intense and interesting and clear-hearted as they come." -- Cheryl Strayed

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Saul Stories

Elizabeth Ellen

“Reading these stories makes me wanna smoke weed and drive thru mcds 24/7.”

 – Chloe Caldwell, author of Women