Cover Photo: photo by Rob Marquardt/flickr
Throwing It Out and Starting Again

“I now see fiction—my own and that of others—as work paused but never finished.”

Aug 25, 2016
Cover Photo: detail of MICKEY cover
I’ll Still Be Afraid to Talk to You Too

How to design fictional characters onto which to project (real) emotional turmoil and process (or not process) family drama.

Aug 24, 2016
Cover Photo: Photo by ej-111/flickr
When a Character Returns

Edward P. Jones connected recurring characters through his short stories, providing a blueprint for one writer.

Aug 24, 2016
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Mom’s Food Pictures

“She hasn’t met a plate of enchiladas she won’t photograph.”

Aug 23, 2016
Cover Photo: photo courtesy of the author
When an Adoptee Adopts

We wanted our son to know his first mother. Was it the right choice?

Aug 22, 2016
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SOLD: Nine Days at the World Wide College of Auctioneering

“Learning to chant with real cowboys and girls is kicking my ass.”

Aug 19, 2016
Cover Photo: Tallulah Pomeroy
Sarah Is Lacking in Some Departments
“This was her punishment for accepting everything and staying quiet.”
Jul 15, 2016
Cover Photo: Tallulah Pomeroy
The Death of Birds
The audience are asked not to begin to die unexpectedly.
Jul 08, 2016
Cover Photo: Tallulah Pomeroy
Misadventures in Micronesia
“I speculate that surely I cannot be the sole inhabitant.”
Cover Photo: Worshippers at Holy Angel Catholic Church on the South Side of Chicago, Illinois, by John H. White, 1973
From Atheism to the Cosmic
“Finding solace through trusting God became frustrating.”
Cover Photo: Tallulah Pomeroy
Their Body, Themselves
My child casually peeled their T-shirt off; I was the one who felt exposed.
Aug 15, 2016
Cover Photo: Tallulah Pomeroy
The Crematorium
“‘Dying isn’t the end of the world,’ my mom liked to joke.”
Aug 08, 2016