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Thoughts While Waiting by Elizabeth Templeman

15 May 2020 on Blog, Nonfiction

What did I think, then, in those years biding my time, waiting? Waiting: for life to get serious, whatever that might mean; for maturity, whatever that would feel like. But...

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“Suffragette” by Amy Stonestrom

10 April 2020 on Nonfiction

My second favorite thing about going to church was coming home to the bubbling carrots, onions and pork or beef that stewed while we were putting in our time on...

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“Night and Day” By Marni Berger

06 March 2020 on Blog, Nonfiction

1. The Awakening. I’m waking from a sad dream. In the dream, my husband Leo is uncharacteristically crying at me, saying, “When was the last time we were really happy?”...

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“Details” by Mary Higbee

13 December 2019 on Nonfiction

 “What do you mean illegal?” I ask. The only sound is the metallic ring of the spoon on the china cup as my dad stirs sugar into his coffee. It takes...

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“Emboli” by Jennifer Phipps

15 November 2019 on Nonfiction

Last weekend you wore long, loose shorts. Your workout clothes— billowing, breathable black t-shirt and those silky, baggy shorts—obstructed my view. I’d wanted to see your legs. But when I...

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“Aubergine” by Cara Lynn Albert

11 October 2019 on Blog, Nonfiction

“His name is Eggplant,” said John as we examined his dying fish inside the large aquarium in the middle of his living room. This was before we started dry humping...

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The Deadline Dilemma

10 October 2019 on Nonfiction, Storystorm

I work best on a deadline. When I’m feeling charitable, I tell myself it’s the journalist in me. Years of working under pressure, all those late nights in the newsroom....

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“Crushes” by April Vazquez

03 May 2019 on Nonfiction

How old were you when you had your first crush? you ask me out of the blue as I lean over the table, clearing the supper dishes. We’re alone, your...

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Being Around People Who Get It

19 April 2019 on Blog, Nonfiction, Storystorm

En route to the Association of Writers and Writing Programs Conference, I ran into a writer at the airport who I knew from my past life as a newspaper reporter....

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“Missing in Action” by S.C. Beckner

29 March 2019 on Nonfiction

It was somewhere in the mountains of Afghanistan that I was no longer “Mom,” but now “Momma.” At some point while Joshua was carrying ninety plus pounds of radio gear...

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“This Ragged Cat is Not My Heart” by Charlotte Gullick

22 February 2019 on Nonfiction

Banjo, the cat, looks rough. Thinner. No, too thin. Maroon inner eye sockets that take up more space each day. I hold him while I look at his litter mate,...

The Writer's Hot Seat

The Writer’s Hot Seat: Keith O’Brien

22 February 2019 on Blog, Nonfiction, The Writer's Hot Seat

Keith O’Brien’s bestselling 2018 release, Fly Girls, received rave reviews from the likes of The Wall Street Journal, Kirkus Reviews and Publisher’s Weekly, among many others, and was listed as...

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