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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...

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...

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...

Around 2001, while I was living in Adrian, MI with my husband (ex husband now) Ben, we had an encounter with a young man we did not know. We lived on the second floor in the back of an apartment complex. One day in the summer Ben came upstairs...

When I moved to portland in 2003 I had uprooted myself to avoid getting trapped in Florida,where I grew up.  I figured I could work paycheck to paycheck and make art on the side just about anywhere, so why not find a place that rang true?

I met Mark at a nightclub.  No, wait.  That's not true.  My best friend, Dahlia, met Mark on the internet.  This was, like, 1990-something.  6?  7?  I was definitely old enough to drink.  And we met him...

 

“You know”, he said, “I’d date one of you, if you weren’t so over weight.”

Both of us had heard this so many times it wasn’t astonishing in the least. Anything an ounce over a tea cup...

Greetings my name is Sigmund, I am from Los Angeles and I am a coincidentalist, (it has nothing to do with dentistry though). I study coincidence and consider it as my hobby. It started when I was 17 years old, (1972...

My dad tells about the time when an unlikely, unexpected dead dolphin and a night out made for an interesting evening.

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My dad tells about a time when an unlikely, unexpected dolphin and a night out makes for an interesting evening.

Brian’s little sister seemed too old to be dressed in underwear all of the time. She was forever dirty from head to foot with hair in dirty strands and Brian would alternately send her away and drag her along. His toe-head brother hovered...

 

Roland Teed was some kind of mixed breed, a veritable freak in our high school of whitebread plainness.  Two years my senior, half Chinese, but broad shouldered with bowed legs and about my height, Roland was already an adult....

I was a happy, normal five year old girl. I loved to run, laugh, fight with my sister, and play with my friends. I could do everything other five year olds could do, but I was different.

Sarah rushed into the house, pushing past the dog gate that never turned the right way. She yelled a quick “Hello!’ to her mother, like she used to do when she come home from High School.
Sue walked in from the kitchen, but...

I never knew I was a car slut until I saw the Porsche Boxster waiting for carpool passengers at the North Berkeley BART station.