Category: Non-Fiction

COUNTDOWN BY WHITMAN OCHIAI

5. Breathe. I have to remember to breathe. The average human takes 30,000 breaths every day. Most of these we don’t even notice because breathing is controlled by our medulla, part of our autonomic nervous system. I normally...

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FRIENDS IN HIGH PLACES BY ALEX ZHAI

After spending most of the day trekking through the breathtaking scenery of Milford Sound, we were exhausted, “I can’t wait to get home,” I sighed. The four-hour drive between the inlet — home to seal colonies, penguins,...

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CATWALK BY RIKKI SANTER

Remember when we chewed fat off hides, stitched with sinew, Neanderthal fashion? Now shimmering animals swivel with uncomfortable charm—flanked by flourish, vehicle for reverie as their heels click across the trill of runway....

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WEDDING STORY BY ROBIN CARRE

In the summer of 2000, my brother got married in France, where he had lived since graduating college in 1981. He was marrying into a respectable bourgeois family who could afford to host a large celebration at their country...

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CHILDREN BY JOHN BONANNI

My daughter has my hurt in her. She lives with it better than I did. I hid it, softened it, made it acceptable, and then called my compromise a success. An achievement of normal. She faces it, endures it, mocks it by parody,...

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ELEGY IN GREEN BY BOBBIE WAYNE

I can’t walk along South Ferry without looking for the green umbrella. I picture it lying in the street, awkwardly bent, the rain beading like opals on the torn nylon. It had been pouring that day; one of those humid August...

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