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Wife Number Six

Out of all of my brother’s wives, his sixth wife Paula was my favorite. I remember watching the two of them walk down the aisle, Paula [...]

Coney Island Surprise

Everyone was in white. White shirts and shorts and even pristine white sneakers, all against a boat with sails gleaming white. In silver script reflecting [...]

What Can’t Be Seen

  Empty hands, cupping the sky, scooping starlight from inky night. “There is nothing,” he says as he grasps fingers at the air. I take [...]


  What ancient design birthed in you, inherent in your genes, brings you here every winter? Though I cannot know, I am glad you are [...]

The Way of the Pen

Beauty, wisdom, virtue, strength, and love—we call them gifts, but none of them are gifts. One way or another, we end up having to account [...]

The Christmas Picture

The first year we took the Christmas picture, it was purely by accident. Then again, everything about our relationship seemed to be accidental, or maybe [...]

The Hole

  The hole in the ground is the result of untruths, denial, unspoken regret and impregnable pride. And to think, before we met, the surface [...]

To Beautiful Disasters

    Loose lips, quick quips, sunk ships, Boys and girls who Meddle with matches. Some just want to watch the world burn.   Your [...]

Interview with Giller Prize winner Elizabeth Hay

Elizabeth Grace Hay is a Canadian novelist and short story writer. Her 2007 novel Late Nights on Air won the Giller Prize. Her first novel [...]

Life with Lee Part 4

Dabney Farmer lives in a small town in Virginia. She writes and illustrates stories for fun and sometimes for profit. ‘Life with Lee’ is her [...]