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It Begins With a Dangerous Dream

Those first few moments of the day are the best. The seconds where you slip out of sleep and into your conscious life, but before you are quite aware of it; nothing makes sense. Dreams fade behind you and the … Continue reading

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The Loneliest Night of My Life (A True Story)

Dear Friend, Loneliness is a bitch, and the foreignness of your surroundings makes life hard. No one likes to be patronized, but I can tell you that I was in your shoes once, more or less. I walked cobblestones and … Continue reading

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Monsters

They pulled into the hotel parking lot a little after five. Junie had three bags full of clothes for three nights, and her stuffed rabbit Omar stuffed into the pocket of her pink and white sweatshirt. His head hung out … Continue reading

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LDR

Being single really doesn’t feel any different than being in an LDR, she wrote on facebook. In fact, I can’t tell the difference. I often wonder if I’d be able to tell the difference. If I’d still think about him … Continue reading

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Fight or Flight

Ever since childhood, buses have made me carsick. It doesn’t matter if I’m on board for five minutes or five hours, I will spend the journey curled at the waist, trying to suppress the roiling waves of nausea that inevitably … Continue reading

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Anemone

We went to Monterey the weekend after our six-month anniversary. As soon as we arrived, Chloe begged that we go to the beach. I was tired after a long Friday and driving three hours down the coast, but Chloe insisted. … Continue reading

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Wisconsin

Four hours across Northern Wisconsin And no one in this van has bathed in days I think after hours spent trudging through the crust of leaves Arms swinging, legs numb, mouths wide open to the frosty cold We are more … Continue reading

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Let’s Be Honest

I’ve stopped counting the years since I first fell in love with you, stopped counting the years since I considered myself over you, and stopped even worrying about the way I want you in my life. You’re my best friend, … Continue reading

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Brother

Rain. They’re making a huge deal of it on the news, with weather updates every half hour. Using words like, “torrential,” “monsoon,” and “fire hose.” So far I’ve noticed some wind, some wetness, and of course the relentlessly overcast skies. … Continue reading

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Gyros

We’re eating gyros in a little restaurant on Minnehaha Boulevard when you bring it up. “I went to the hospital a few weeks ago,” you say, and pause, and I realize that not only did you seriously contemplate suicide again, … Continue reading

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