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I was living in Odessa, TX, my hometown, at the time. I had been going through some rough times and had stayed early into the morning talking things out with a friend at his apartment. When I left, I stopped by a gas station to pick up some oil...

What happens when a claustraphobic college student and his friend decide to explore a mysterious underground tunnel in the middle of winter in Fairbanks, Alaska?  Short answer: lots of screaming and a visit from the police.  This short...

I have shared the story as a recording uploaded below...

Let me know if you need it in another format thanks KG

In late January 2011 a student of mine brought a loaded handgun into my sophomore world history class.  I’m thankful every single day that he kept the weapon in his backpack and had no intention of using it at school.  By all...

I grew up in a religous household and often my days were peppered with my mother or grandmother humming hymns while doing housework.  On Sundays, more often than not, my mother would sing in the choir.  I remember thinking it is the...

 

Greg’s father coached sports in the local schools.  One summer day a group of us wanted a pickup baseball game and the guy who usually brought the bats and balls was not around.  Greg said ‘I can get what we...

Sometime in 2004, might have been 2003, I went for the weekend and my house was broken into. 

All my jewelry was stolen.  Not like I am a high roller, with lots of bling..I'm an artist.  My jewelry collection was like a...

Shopping for dish soap at the City Line Target, I pick a bottle of Palmolive marked two for five dollars. My mom puts it back in favor of Dawn. “Brand loyalty,” she says.

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We live in the world that may be cold at times. Rushing to and from work every day, most of us don't even notice what is going on around us. We cannot take eyes off our smartphones, sending short texts, browsing some pages on the Internet as...

I’m a runner. I run for health and fitness- although I used to run to win the race. I’m a runner now. I run and I run and I run.

But I have a secret …and it’s a big one. I bet you can’t guess what it is.

Around 2001, while I was living in Adrian, MI with my husband (ex husband now) Ben, we had an encounter with a young man we did not know. We lived on the second floor in the back of an apartment complex. One day in the summer Ben came upstairs...

I was freaking out. In my mind the only words that could form were "not again" and "oh shit." I screamed primally, like someone who had just realised they were falling off a building. Smoke formed in front of the windshield. I...

 

“You know”, he said, “I’d date one of you, if you weren’t so over weight.”

Both of us had heard this so many times it wasn’t astonishing in the least. Anything an ounce over a tea cup...