“Those who can, do. Those who can’t, teach” By Heather Bekkers

Never before in my life have I ever felt as inferior as the day I was told I had picked a good job for myself. Now, I thought that this comment had come out of a pure perception of my personality, as it came from my aunt. No. This was something quite different. “You know …

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“When My Best Friend Came to Stay (or Corporeal Minimalism: Composition in Twelve Parts, after Philip Glass)” By Siobhan Harvey

There is no sincerer love than the love of food – George Bernard Shaw 1 After my best friend disappeared, my counselor asked me to describe her. "Thin,”I said. In the early afternoon heat, the glass window in front of me was faintly stained with my reflection. Set against my ghosted image, the window revealed …

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“Candles for Orlando” By Tonie Bear

Candles for Orlando, June 15, 2016 Five hundred, twenty-five thousand, six hundred minutes. What happens in the span of a year is a blur of motion: feelings smeared across a moving train, purple sorrow, red hurt, green anger, and yellow fear. It’s a whirlwind of emotion, pain twisting around regret and spiraling into depression. But …

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“Wasted? So is Your Life” By Jacqueline Kirkpatrick

The first time I did cocaine was off Billy Joel’s face. My boyfriend, Shawn, lined a row over Billy’s mouth on the cover of Piano Man. I remember leaning down with the dollar bill in my fingers, locking eyes with Billy, wondering why his eyes were sad, and wondering if I was going to do …

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“Where I’m From” By Edith Fouser

I'm from the North Atlantic. Raised from birth on its chill grey waters, steeped in my mother's fear of storms, rocked by phosphorescent summer waves under the moon on teenage nights. As children, my little brother and I played in tide pools, toughening up our feet the whole long summer walking over the mussel beds …

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