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by charlotteellen
Sep 14, 2010

A man stumbles, slightly drunk, out of the Golden Cicada and walks ahead of me down Grand Street. Across the street a cardboard tube of Pringles is dropped out of the driver’s window of a car stopped at the light. Narrowly missing...


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by Ten Fingers
Sep 11, 2010

Dave Thomason told this story at Ten Fingers, the San Francisco storytelling even where anybody can spin a tale. He won first prize and took home $150 for his trouble. Sign up to tell YOUR story at the next Ten Fingers on Sept. 15th or...


Listen now to the first sixty seconds of "The Story" . . .


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by Erica Olivier
Sep 08, 2010


I made my mom an unwed teen mother. Back in the '70's, teen pregnancy wasn't exactly common in her town, but it seems there also wasn't the stigma attached that may have existed just a decade before. I doubt she found many...


So, 11 days before I turn 30 years old,I experience a complete "Soul Shift", (I'll speak in non concluding terms) literally within a three hour time period.  It all started when I decided to figure out who I was, so I pulled up...








     Everyone in my family knows that my brother is a pathological liar, so imagine our surprise when he turned up as the star witness in a murder trial.  Every since he was a little boy he would just lie...


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by David Scott
Sep 05, 2010

Six months at sea.  Live and love in the bowels of a cruise ship.


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by Erica Olivier
Sep 01, 2010

By the time I was 8, I had a rudimentary understanding of sex. I had three siblings and basically understood how they'd come to be. My grandmother was a nurse, after all, and didn't tend toward sugar-coating, so my questions had been answered...


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by Malenun
Sep 01, 2010


My name is Don Hansen and I have a story that I think fits right in with the theme of your show.  Thank you in advance for reading.

I was living in Kingman AZ. in 1994.  Had a job I hated and a girl friend that......


Every time I've told this story, it's been spun for one of three reasons (occasionally, it's an amalgam of all these reasons). But, the common denominator in each case is, at the end of the day, this story gets a laugh... right after a shudder....


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by Sheri Bailey
Aug 29, 2010


The Awful Grace of God
By Sheri Bailey


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by Dee Thomas
Aug 27, 2010

As Hurricane Katrina approached the Gulf Coast in 2005, I felt an overwhelming pull to this event. I had a deep and abiding understanding that it would change lives forever, including mine.  Being removed in every way from this...


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by Bridget Reynolds
Aug 27, 2010

Having sickle cell anemia can be very limiting if your type is very temperature sensitive. Being in the wrong place for too long can make you stiff, achy or land you in the  emergency room. Unfortunately, because the environment is under...


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by James Edward Mills
Aug 26, 2010

I don’t know about you. But I’ve got a hard time getting motivated, especially when it comes to doing something hard, something that might take a lot of time, cost a bit of money or might even be a little scary. Life’s journey...