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by AbbieShesAbbie
Jan 22, 2014

Growing up in a house of 9, made up of seven children and three adults, I had to plan and pick my escapes wisely. We were never allowed to be out after dark, or leave our yard without permission. My extended family is even larger, and at a...


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by alexmstein
Jan 16, 2014

She stood before me.  Holding a record in her hand...

[Listen to the entire piece here.]


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by sameasis
Jan 11, 2014

Comprehension!  Is it at all possible?

What I am about to explain, you already know.  The single difference you will notice is that you have never understood that which you knew...till now, if you challenge with an open mind....


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by calliefife
Jan 08, 2014

Names have been changed


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by cjross
Jan 08, 2014

Deep in the Absaroka Mountains, all that stands between an attacking black bear and two students' lives is their outdoor leadership bear training.

Just a few more steps up the backpacking trail. Looking at a map in a thick stand of...



You may still find survivors associated with my personal training roaming circular This town talking British having a wide Dublin highlight. ''. Would you concur?. The woman's sibling who's annually over the age of...


It used to be that every person paid with cash, or maybe a check, for anything, everywhere. However, we now live in the credit and debit card era and are heading for mobile payments, but one should constantly make an effort to tip waiters with...


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by snapjudgementlover
Dec 22, 2013

I am 16 years old and I got a doll for christmas! I'm thinking anything but a doll i'm 16 years old for petes sake! Am I to old for this? My 7 year old sister plays with them and says there fun, but i'm no 7 year old. Maybe I...


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by snapjudgementlover
Dec 22, 2013

There was always somethng scary about that kitchen I don't know what I really coulden't tell you, the sounds it made at night made me jump out off bed. Then strange things started to happen, things would wake me up and tell me to follow...


I had the worse nightmare I have had in the longest time last night. I am on Hardcore Anti-psychotics to help me not dream, and let me sleep for more than a few minutes at a time without having to drink myself to death... I dreamed of my best...


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by Timothy Braun
Dec 19, 2013

Please see the URL of my NY Times "Modern Love" piece.

Four-Legged Reason to Keep It Together



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by pjrossotto
Dec 18, 2013

It's the beginning of 7th grade.

I sit in my wooden desk thinking my wooden thoughts being a wooden boy and feeling deep inside that something is wrong.

That's when the lump in my throat starts to become noticable...


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by starintherising
Dec 17, 2013

I grew up in a small town in Minnesota and the biggest city I had even been to was Chicago, for an audition to Juilliard and only lasted four hours. I always knew I was destined for greater things, bigger things than...


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by one_day
Dec 16, 2013

Toe to toe, eye to eye; I’ve met him. I confronted him and took it in. The hunched back, the shoulders arched over laboriously. The knees buckled, the arms thin and weak, and that gut, so prominent, bulging with years of desire and base...


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by joshua_waterman
Dec 15, 2013

My mom and I lived in New York. It was just the two of us. She had me through the crazy scientific process of artificial insemenation. And we lived happily; I didn't know it was unusual to just have one parent, it's what I'd always...