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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.  

Log of Inconsistencies  photo
June 10, 2019 | Nonfiction

Log of Inconsistencies 

Caitlin Palmer

Sometimes I stop talking to my boyfriend for no reason.

My Son's First Haircut photo
June 8, 2019 | My First...

My Son's First Haircut

Austin Ross

We’ve taken our son, my wife and I, to get his first haircut. He is nearly two, and once I place him in the seat they’ve... more

Hunger photo
June 7, 2019 | Nonfiction

Hunger

Amber Taliancich

I didn’t know how long it’d been since he’d last eaten. I also knew he needed water.

When The Conditions Are Right For Looking  photo
June 6, 2019 | Nonfiction

When The Conditions Are Right For Looking 

N. Michelle AuBuchon

The last night of the trip, you stay with one of his friends in Vallecitos, New Mexico.  

Sunlight photo
June 5, 2019 | Nonfiction

Sunlight

Juliana Crespo

Soon sunlight would be replaced by nighttime.  I felt this, the same way my grandma could feel the rain coming on.  

Idiot Box Hero photo
June 3, 2019 | Nonfiction

Idiot Box Hero

Maggie Dove

I don't notice anything when the television is on.  A bomb could go off in my kitchen and I wouldn't notice the wreckage until the next commercial break.

My First Cassette Single: “Stay (I Missed You)” by Lisa Loeb photo
June 1, 2019 | My First...

My First Cassette Single: “Stay (I Missed You)” by Lisa Loeb

Colleen Rothman

In 1994, I subscribe to a magazine for wholesome Christian tweens, recommended by the Amy Grant fan. My mom approves; unlike the ones I sneak into our grocery cart, its cover never hints at sex.

The Diary of One Who Disappeared photo
May 30, 2019 | Hobart at the Opera

The Diary of One Who Disappeared

Michael Mungiello

Like a punch. Like Margera. BAM.

The Brooklyn Academy of Music is smaller than the Met and cheaper than the Met... more

A Machine for Writing: A Brief History of the Typewriter photo
May 29, 2019 | Adventures in Eyeballs

A Machine for Writing: A Brief History of the Typewriter

Joshua James Amberson

In the 150 years before the typewriter reached mass production and public consciousness, there were a wealth of origin stories and nearly a hundred inventors: a medical doctor in New York; the head of an institution for the blind in England; a bicycle inventor in Germany; a priest in Brazil. 

My First CD: Now That's What I Call Music! (v.1) photo
May 25, 2019 | My First...

My First CD: Now That's What I Call Music! (v.1)

Emily Costa

I was halfway to the Drew Barrymore/Gwen Stefani hybrid image of my dreams; a few more years, I thought, and I’ll work at the Coffee Beanery at the mall.

"Talkin' Bout Practice": Ray Allen photo
May 24, 2019 | Dispatches

"Talkin' Bout Practice": Ray Allen

Alyssa Oursler

The man I love who does not love me back sends me someone else’s tweet. The only text is a hashtag: Notre Dame. The... more

Before the Bell photo
May 23, 2019 | Nonfiction

Before the Bell

Jasmin Aviva Sandelson

We know who has her period and who is still waiting. If a girl takes her backpack to the bathroom or sits pool-side in swim class, she has her period. So do the girls who—when they ask Can I go to the bathroom? and the teacher says, No—say But I really need to go.

My First Record: Foreigner 4 photo
May 18, 2019 | My First...

My First Record: Foreigner 4

Eric Braun

I was aware, somehow, that people tended to get intense feelings about the bands they loved and that music had Mystery, capital M. But my family was not intense. We were American cheese on Wonder Bread.

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Elizabeth Ellen


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Chloe Caldwell

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Elizabeth Ellen

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