Cover Photo: photo by Stephen Coles/flickr
My Life in the Romance Novel Industry

“Who was I to say what women should be allowed to read?”

Sep 27, 2016
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From the Magpie (Charlotte/Charlotte)

In which the Magpie happens upon two Charlottes, and the things they carried.

Sep 26, 2016
Cover Photo: photo by Gloria Glitzer/flickr
Blank Books and Letting the Ink Dry

“What ideas burn so brightly that they should besmirch generous, bare pages?”

Sep 26, 2016
Cover Photo: Tallulah Pomeroy
15 Minutes with Alan

“All my friends thought I was nuts. They said, ‘What the hell are antiques?’”

Sep 23, 2016
Cover Photo: Titian, The Three Age of Man/wikimedia commons
Beyond the Realm of Prosody: The year I spent writing sonnets

How I wrote a failed sonnet that turned into my fourth novel.

Sep 22, 2016
Cover Photo: photo by Raymond Clarke/flickr
When You Are Waiting to be Healed

“I felt like I was a piece of clockwork waiting to be fixed.”

Sep 22, 2016
Cover Photo: Tallulah Pomeroy
Bolano
They watched the uprising on the phone, while eating apricot pie.
Sep 09, 2016
Cover Photo: Tallulah Pomeroy
Worse Things
The classified ad said only PHONE WORK and a number. “Look,” he said. “It’s not what anybody’d call honest work.”
Aug 26, 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: photo by Ron Reiring/flickr
Milwaukee’s Black Middle Class
“I was going to blend in, and maybe live there forever.”
Sep 21, 2016
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Becoming the Ghost
“If I saw her on campus, I altered my route and walked in a different direction.”
Sep 16, 2016
Cover Photo: photo by Stuart Seeger/flickr
View From the Football Field; or, What Happens When the Game is Over
“The only future is the one right in front of you.”
Sep 15, 2016
Cover Photo: photo by Michael Kowalczyk/flickr
Elegy for the Future Myrtle Avenue
“The year is the measure of a gentrifying neighborhood.”
Sep 20, 2016
Cover Photo: photo by Leo Prieto/flickr
A Life in Google Maps
“I can’t zoom in far enough to see if we were happy, or sad, or changing, or lying to ourselves.”
Sep 12, 2016
Cover Photo: photo by Alan Turkus/flickr
Live Girls, Lonely Boys
“Times Square transformed from an adult sexual wonderland to an urban family playground.”
Sep 07, 2016