Category: Non-Fiction

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THE KEY BY DAN HARDISON

Rummaging through a drawer I come across a key that I do not recognize. Perhaps a house key, maybe not this house, but another now forgotten. I should throw it out the locks are probably changed but I won’t, at least not...

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RENEWAL BY RON THEEL

I write by candlelight on my back porch. Even though the calendar reads December 21, the evening air is unseasonably warm for upstate New York. Needing only a sweatshirt to keep me warm, I wait patiently to watch the sunrise,...

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THE END OF INVENTION BY BOB MUSTIN

Sitting in an airport at 4 a.m. in a foreign country can be surreal, but we were tired enough to make it downright hallucinatory. We’d flown from Asheville, North Carolina, to Atlanta to Frankfurt to Amsterdam with excruciating...

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NEWEST IMMIGRANT BY TOM CSANADI

The view from our house is nothing short of sublime. We dine every evening to a fiery, impressionistic sunset over the Pacific and wake every morning to its idyllic glass surface. Often there is a powdery mist of marine layer...

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THE GRIEF I CHERISH BY PATTY SOMLO

People expected that I would be sad in the early weeks and months following the death of my husband, Richard. But a year has now passed, and I’m learning there’s an expiration date on grief. Though unspoken, a shared expectation...

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ANATOMY OF AN AFFAIR BY SHERRI WRIGHT

A daycare center my friend and I created and operated in her house that was a two story 1920’s tan Tudor like my husband’s and mine just down the street. Her husband went off to his law firm in a suit every morning while we fed,...

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SANCTIMONIOUS BY LINDA CARADINE

Yesterday my brother told me I was being too opinionated when I made a comment about how he related to his adult daughter. Agreed, perhaps some things should go unsaid. I apologized for getting on my high horse and he was...

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SUNDAY PRATIES BY ELIZABETH PAPAZIAN

As a kid growing up in the seventies, I felt safe when I visited my grandparents for Sunday dinners. It was fun to go there. Their Queens, New York home had a small, manicured patch of grass in the front yard that bordered the...

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DRAW KNIFE BY MELANIE S. SMITH

          A draw knife is a thin steel blade between two perpendicular wooden handles. You grip them firmly and draw the blade down on a stump to flay the bark. It lifts like skin, cracking, breaking, to show the sapwood...

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