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“Leaning Into the Rocks” by Pamela Galbreath

16 November 2018 on Nonfiction

Comets. Powerful, turbulent. Looming, in chilling silence. It is difficult to think of them as ice and gas. Easier for me to think of them as massive rocks set ablaze...

The Writer's Hot Seat

The Writer’s Hot Seat: Kim Adrian

09 November 2018 on Nonfiction, The Writer's Hot Seat

Kim Adrian is the author of The Twenty-Seventh Letter of the Alphabet, a memoir that David Shields calls “a stunning merger of form and content,” and Sock, which is part of Bloomsbury’s Object Lessons Series and...

Storystorm

Small & Large

26 October 2018 on Blog, Nonfiction, Storystorm

I like Small. Always have. Not because of my height, which is average. Not because of my scope, which, I like to think, is Large. But because Small, in terms...

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“Good Neighbors” by Theresa Starkey

12 October 2018 on Blog, Nonfiction

My mother and I lived in a tiny wood panel house shaped like a squat box. We had five sets of neighbors. The family to the left of us had...

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“Holes” By Heather Knowles

04 May 2018 on Blog, Nonfiction

Our house was the only one for miles around with a swimming pool. “Dug that sumbitch with nothing but a pick and shovel,” Dad would say. Roughly twelve feet square,...

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“Love in Marble” by Jenne Knight

30 March 2018 on Blog, Nonfiction

Ten years ago, my mother and I flew to Italy on an open-jaw, two-week tour, where we snaked through the country from Milan to Rome. Because we lived in different...

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“Laying on of Hands” by Matt Muilenburg

23 February 2018 on Blog, Nonfiction

I unwillingly entered the priesthood in seventh grade. My name appeared on the slip of paper my teacher drew from the fake chalice we would later use during our staging...

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“Creatures My Mother’s Cat Killed Last Summer” By Meredith Jeffers

15 December 2017 on Nonfiction

Dozens of Shrews plucked from the gaps in our neighbor’s stone steps. Her patio has all but collapsed; thick weeds sprout in its cracks. The shrews dug their burrow in the disrepair....

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“Things to Overcome When Sprung From Prison” by John Langenfeld

17 November 2017 on Nonfiction

After serving a decade-and-a-half in the Texas prison system, you’ll undoubtedly have developed more than a few disabling habits. How could you not? You adjusted as needed to survive. But...

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“The Legacy” by Marlene Olin

20 October 2017 on Nonfiction

My mother-in-law spent the last five years of her life writing and rewriting her will. She used whatever material was available—a paper napkin, a matchbook cover, a page torn from...

Storystorm

Writing Farsickness

24 March 2017 on Nonfiction, Storystorm

“Fernweh is a longing to be away from home, a desire to be in a faraway place,” writes Teju Cole in the essay “Far Away from Here.” As a writer-in-residence...

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“Working Against the Current” by Keith Rebec

17 March 2017 on Nonfiction

Drag Boy, Drag Whenever my grandmother’s brother visited Michigan from the Ozarks to fish, it was assumed that I’d accompany him. He usually arrived, beer-gutted and wearing stained blue chinos,...

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