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Meagan Cass

My Highest Recommendation

Suzannah Reeves turned in work of consistently high quality, far eclipsing that of her peers in both complexity and scope. Her professional attitude can only be described as excellent. Suzannah's...

18 min read · Rating: PG-13 · Read story

The Candy House of Roscoe, New York

They woke in the night with a strange, mawkish hunger, a sprain in the chest, and packed up their cars, each headed for the other's region. They saw the billboards for America's Only Candy House! A...

20 min read · Rating: PG-13 · Read story

Horse Head with Comb by Mattel

The girl gets me as a birthday present from the aunt she never sees, who sings Bonnie Raitt off key while she does the dishes, smokes Camel Blues and drinks Wild Turkey on her back porch Saturday...

3 min read · Rating: R · Read story

Greyhound

He meant it as a nice gesture, and imagined a summer spent coursing the trails of FDR Park with her and the dog, making love, laughing at his jokes, and maybe she'd forgive him. The man did all the...

2 min read · Rating: PG · Read story

Ping-Pong, 12 Loring Place

After Christmas, my brother Ari and I went down to the basement to play with our new Titan 360 Pro ping-pong table. We were unsure about the game, but the argument upstairs was painful. We picked...

8 min read · Rating: PG-13 · Read story

America's Funniest Home Videos Episode 25,857: Helicopter Dad

April and we were all at home. I was looking for a new job, anything with benefits, but the cold kept deepening and our heat bill kept rising. I went into the closet, grabbed the remote control...

9 min read · Rating: R · Read story

The All-Mutant Soccer Team

The kids we play with from downstate say it's inbreeding, but the corporation pays half our medical bills, so they put a barbed wire fence around the shoreline. The spring after her death, he came...

21 min read · Rating: PG-13 · Read story

Three Stories

While she sleeps, the ghost rabbits return, shivering, annoyed, and watch her wake in Target sheets, quaking with some small worry. The first night her fiancé said it was hard to find his way...

3 min read · Rating: PG · Read story

Pink Ice

I'm sent home to settle back into our life and start packing for the move. Outside, the city is hard blue skies and lush greens. After three days, I return to the facility, but a nurse in a cotton...

12 min read · Rating: R · Read story

Egg Toss, August 1989

In my memory, my sister's ninth birthday is always almost over, with the pre-made burger patties, the supermarket cake, and the glut of white frosting smeared on paper plates, and the Slip n' Slide...

3 min read · Rating: PG · Read story