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by cjross
Aug 04, 2014

My parents died on October 14th. It was a day that changed me, shaped me and made me who I am, today. I’d experienced death with aunts, uncles, cousins, and a grandparent. I’d seen death up close and personal as a soldier, policeman,...

 

Los Angeles, in the 70s, I was a ten-year-old girl, a wild child from divorced parents, running the streets of Hollywood unhindered. During those hippie days, my mother got involved in a cult.  It started out innocently enough with yoga...

 

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by cjross
Aug 01, 2014

My partner Dean DeGroot and I were on patrol at Ocean Beach on a Saturday afternoon. We observed two guys drinking along the sea wall, a violation of San Francisco Municipal Police Code twenty-one. We parked the car and contacted the two guys at...

 

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by cjross
Jul 31, 2014

Hurricane Francis came into Georgia with a roar. Francis was the fourth hurricane of the 2004 Atlantic hurricane season. In early September, Francis dumped a deluge of seven inches of rain and blew gusts of thirty to forty miles per hour wind on...

 

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by cjross
Jul 30, 2014

We’ve all had bad vacations. We’ve experienced bad hotels, bad food, and bad weather. Growing up I was lucky because every vacation was golden. We would stay at the Redefer Court Cottages at Dewey Beach, Delaware and live like kings....

 

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by sparkice
Jul 29, 2014

 

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by cjross
Jul 27, 2014

In 1972, my Mom signed me and my kid sister up for drama club. I had no idea what we were getting involved in. I was afraid of any of the guys finding out about it. I was scared to death to act. Ms. Judy ran the drama club. She was full of energy...

 

I was a teenager in the mid-90s, and like most teenagers I struggled to figure out my place in the world.  Now many kids respond to this situation by trying out all manner of new activities and identities, like by wearing rebellious clothes...

 

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by cjross
Jul 22, 2014

When I was fifteen years old I got alcohol poisoning. I was in eleventh grade and was a member of the Severna Park High School Stage Crew. Our stage crew was like a fraternity complete with hazing, drinking games, and mischief. We were comprised...

 

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by cjross
Jul 20, 2014

In 1967, my parents were told I had leukemia. I was four years old. My Dad was giving me a bath and suddenly he could see every vein in my body. My Father got my Mother for backup. They were both scared and tried to appear calm, cool, and...

 

No seriously, it's not a good idea.

That's the rest of the title up there...

 

Hey hey, good evening, how are ya?

My name is Katie Palacio

Through a series of unfortunate events (yeah, yeah, ripping...

 

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by Anna12
Jul 19, 2014

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by cjross
Jul 15, 2014

I recently attended my friend Adam’s funeral and could not believe how much I laughed. It seemed disrespectful to laugh so much at a funeral service. The deceased’s younger brother gave the eulogy. The first thing he mentioned was how...

 

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by Danielle
Jul 11, 2014

It all happened very quickly, a blur really. It is hard to tell if the sequence of these events is even truly accurate. This is a dark time in my life that I often try to forget but realized that sometimes we need to fall down in order to stand...

 

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by GPA3022
Jul 10, 2014

This story is the sequel to the Moth Storytelling Slam winning story "Bully"(My Chocolate Milk). I believe that bullies are not regular and must be dealt with in the fashion that they deal with their victims. This is what i did in the...