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by Ooak
Jan 24, 2013

Growing up in a family of four kids, it's easy to feel like your parents don't pay enough attention to you. That was never the case for me. My mother always made it a point to make each of us feel individually special. Whether it was a...


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by scottstein
Jan 23, 2013

About five years I went to see an ophthalmologist.

Stay with me, this gets better.

Ophthalmologists love me because I have virtually every problem you can have with a human eye. I’m near-sighted, color blind, have almost zero...


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by raindancer
Jan 21, 2013

I had known Crystal since we were kids. It started out as her being my classmate's kid sister to the beautiful young girl living with a friend. We hadn't seen each other in a long time when I walked into the school to pick...


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by StaceyRitz
Jan 17, 2013

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.


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by EricPace
Jan 14, 2013



lyates's picture

by lyates
Jan 14, 2013

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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by Jen Bosworth
Jan 14, 2013


When I think of my time in Paraguay I think of the following:

The smell of burning wood.

The desert.

People with brown leathery skin

And almost being sold as a prostitute.



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by lightspeedsound
Jan 14, 2013


This is how it works:

You get drunk. At a party. A glorious, summer party, one with lots of friends and boys (and girls) and beautiful people in general. You tend to throw yourself into things, especially tonight, because it...


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by TrixieBagginses
Jan 14, 2013

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...


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by melissagerr
Jan 13, 2013

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...


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...


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by andyjaybennett
Jan 11, 2013

The summer after my sophomore year of high school, I turned 16. It was my golden birthday, since I was born on June 16th. I had been told this was supposed to be a very special day, a birthday to remember forever. And for most of the day, it was...


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by Okai 3.0
Jan 10, 2013

Try this experiment. Gather a group of the cutest, sweetest, silliest, most rambunctious toddlers and little kids you know, even add a couple of bad-asses, into a room, maybe a living room. Make them feel safe. Give them rules but let them play....


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by rufus scott
Jan 08, 2013



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by alicia
Dec 30, 2012


Back in my first quarter of my first year of college, I took a Philosophy class. The graduate student teaching the class used to yell at us, "You can't. plan. fun!" and I'd scribble down those words in...