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“Gravitate”

I. They stand side by side facing a row of dining room cabinets. Audrey examines each one carefully, looking for details that distinguish...

“This Girl and Her Opossum”

The first time I saw her she was a mewling newborn lying in the ditch by the junction of Twist and 149. Bill Connor was the first on the...

“Once Married”

I was once married to a man who had to have three different foods for dinner. There had to be the main food – the meat or fish or pasta....

“Come and Gone”

I’ve got six hours of driving ahead of me, but I’m taking it easy with an iced coffee between my thighs. Cars rush by like they’ve...

“Carve This Flesh From Off My Bones”

The woman stands at the edge of the firelight. We think of her as “the woman” now, since she is the only one left. The rest have died...

“When Gravity Lets Go”

For the better part of two hours, as you’ve sat at his bedside, your father has made perfect sense, each complaint reasonable enough,...

“On Writing”

Writing, for me, is unlike any other form of art in that its mode — words — are able to uniquely capture the complex human spirit...

“The Imitation”

They had just finished making love, a rousing session, and Sullivan worried that his fiancé had been so loud that their neighbors in the...

“The Mission Inn”

There’s a place I rarely consider home, tucked neatly in the middle of other places that matter more: my birthplace, concealed...

“His Mother Said No Five Years Straight”

His mother said No five years straight. No to pee-wee, No to youth club, No to 6th grade, No to 7th grade, and No to 8th grade. He played...

“This Writer’s Secret to Doing What She Loves”

Do what you love may be the most overused advice in the career-improvement world.  A blogpost on the complexity of this directive went...