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On the day I was born, my father was being tortured and eventually executed. My other brother died in my mother’s arms from starvation and sickness. We were supposed to be killed next…We survived a genocide only...

 

By Ingrid Ricks

I walked into an eye doctor’s office for the first time in my life eight years ago expecting to walk out with a cute pair of red cat-eye frames. Instead, I learned I suffered from a devastating degenerative eye...

 

At age fifty-six, in an era when most men worked the same job their entire careers, my father was asked to leave Family Life Insurance Company. His boss Tad Fessenden liked and admired him, but Dad was finding it harder and harder to put in the...

 

I just spent the weekend in Palm Springs telling jokes and fighting bikers. Where should I begin?
 
First, let me say if you ever need a beautiful gay man or a very tan senior citizen, Palm Springs is the place. If there’s...

 

Nullifying the violations of blood we innocently comitt will solve the crippling effects of failure we accept as normal. The paralytic symptoms have no rhyme or reason.  The only uniformed detectable pattern is misfortune that...

 

           A few years ago, in the spring of 2010, I was getting into making absinthe, and had been struck with a more ancient variation of the simple anise and wormwood concoction that is modern absinthe.

 

In the event you have been deceived with the name of system progressive protection key Application then make it clear that it is really a virus itself not a protection tool. Hence, do whatever needs doing to get rid of the System Progressive...

 

i am a psychotherapist and having wriiten 26 accounts from my personal and some professional 

recollections of deaths of people i have known. i am 71 years of age and work two days a week.

If one of the recollections has...

 

   "You cradle robber!" he said to my father. We were in Tulum, Mexico on a random vacation in the middle of my hair pulling, snot bubble, tear causing process of applying to college. Why? Don't you need to spend any...

 

It was the forth grade. I was bigger than most of the kids in my class, and I enjoyed it!  I could enforce my will, and I often did. If an arguement over a call at first base lasted too long, I would settle it myself, usually by...

 

This is a story that was produced by Texas Folklife.  It's a story about my Vietnamese mother and I living in Austin, TX.  She helped create a Vietnamese community by renting apartments to large families.  This drastically...

 

The attached audio file is from the Stoop Storytelling Series, Baltimore, MD from June, 2012. TRT approx 6 min.

A long road trip along the Mississippi reveals a woman's peculiar obsession.  Owning up to the obsession...

 

My dad and I have come a long way.
I was not always so receptive to be around him until I was able to drive and I wanted to be closer to him and his side of my family.

 

Want to know why I'm a teacher?

Because my whole week, sometimes whole MONTH is made by just ONE child FINALLY bringing in his homework.

Because I go into purchase overload when I walk...

 

I hope nobody takes this as another one of those awful SPAM posts. I just wanted to share a link to this small but budding Story SLAM website, featuring stories told live by local (Ann Arbor, MI) entrepreneurs. Other story lovers like me might...