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Month: October 2018

Yeah, it’s pretty good

At 16, Nick is old enough now that he’s more of a renter in the house than someone who really needs parents. When it comes to regular, every-day activities—washing, eating, doing laundry—he does it on his own. He’d developed his routines and spends much of his time after school alone…

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Senior-citizen discount

Lucy liked bad music, had a dog everyone but her could smell, and owned her own fixer-upper in and up-and-coming neighborhood south of the university. She’d had three different last names other than her maiden name. Various forms of narcissism and/or alcoholism marked her former husbands with whom she had…

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The back window

Everyday toward 5 p.m., I sat at the back window of my spartan apartment at 823 E. 42nd Street and stared down the line of fence that separated the backyards on the adjacent streets. The scene was always dark green, the weed trees and oaks and hickories shading the yards…

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bioStories publishes “Disappearance.”

bioStories is a serious, professional, and highly regarded literary magazine. They have published my creative nonfiction essay, “Disappearance,” in their current edition. “Disappearance” occurs at the intersection of hard work, social class, racial animus, misogyny, and redemption. I hope you will take a few minutes to read the essay on the bioStories website.…

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