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This is a traditional Hindu tale recorded in Montreal, Quebec, Canada in February 2010 in a cafe to an audience of over 30 people. The storyteller is John David Hickey (...


Late one Friday night when I was 17, I got into a huge fight with my older brother who caught me and "my boyfriend-at -the-time" in a, shall we say,  a compromising position in the closet of my bedroom.  Needless to...


Ordinarily, I don’t have a problem talking to homeless guys. This time, though, I would’ve rather talked to anyone other than the man I saw across the street. But it was a Michigan winter night; no one else was outside. I was in...


The Quarter-Pound Giant Burger across the street from my apartment is a greasy beacon of light that watches the liquor store close and the crack den open. This is where the still

but furious grill...


My anxiety is dug out by you and you alone.

I told you not to dig, but you continued to excavate.

You shifted the blame on me, and proclaimed that

I was crazy.

You were the one

who shatter my insides, and you...


A New Turn in Life


Two and a half years ago, I met my love from across the pond on FB. We were in love by first chat. My parents flipped out even though I am a grown adult by the time he and I met. Finally, he came to NYC to see me, and I knew I want him to be...


This is a story about a lie.

And why you shouldn't tell a lie to the physician's assistant at your local clinic.

Because no one succeeds when a CAT scan is involved.

(with apologies to the Beach Boys) 


I want to make your arms mine again.
With your arms around me,
you kept me warm and I am finally

She was homeless and wanted your arms
as her own.
She plotted and manipulated,
your arms became...


Myself and two associates, Bob and Debbie, made a trip to Chicago from Ohio to make a presentation to one of our major accounts. The presentation went well and was completed in a timely manner. Bob suggested that we leave right away to airport to...


Julian's Messes Today:
1. Kleenex everywhere
2. Water all over the floor in the bathroom
3. Bowls and small appliances out of the cupboard and all over the floor
4. the number of poopy diapers today
5. Applesauce...


I was 25 and I needed a good lawyer for the first time in my life.  I called my mother for advice.  She was in law school at the time, but she did what I expected her to do.  As she barely contained her mirth, she ticked...


I WAS A ONE HIT WONDER FROM THE 80'S   (BODYMUSIC   (the strikers on youtube.com)  its time for WE  THEpeople to understand that like anything else things take time. it took 8 years for our  country to...