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Nonfiction

20 min read

Of Places and Passports

* Story contains bad language

Let me pledge allegiance to the planet. Let me list all the places I love on a passport that actually represents my sense of belonging and identity.

8 min read

A man to occupy my mind

It was Memorial Day weekend, and my friends and I were celebrating Clare’s last fling before the ring in Scottsdale, Arizona. While sitting poolside in a...

29 min read

Josh & Rach 4ever

* Story contains bad language

Perhaps their bodies sensed the heartache ahead, the disappointment that waited—that they couldn’t hold onto this version of reality. So they let go of it.

7 min read

Chains

Six degrees of separation is the hypothesis that anyone on earth can be connected to any other person through a chain of acquaintances with no more than five intermediaries.

4 min read

The May Queen

And thou shalt do that which is right and good in the sight of the LordDeuteronomy 6:18Hetty stepped over the milk bottles near the front door and began the...

10 min read

Year of the Monkey

* Story contains bad language

They were his creation and he cared for them like a father should.

4 min read

The Bully

A chance meeting brings back memories of a difficult childhood.

3 min read

The Hero

A brief memory from 1918.

4 min read

The Whale Sound

A boy helps out 'the deaf kid' who is being picked on by the orphanage bullies.

9 min read

The Three Fishermen

An atmospheric recollection of a riverside encounter.

10 min read

The End Of The World

* Story contains bad language

The reaction of one Nepalese family when a learned sadhu prophesizes the end of the world.

9 min read

The Cellmate

* Story contains bad language

A beautifully constructed tale based on the true story of a night spent in jail with the last man to be hanged in Whitesburg, Ky.