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Of Cats and Kids

When I was seven years old, I came into some money. I am not sure if it was birthday money, or Tooth Fairy money, or what — I’d have to review my 1099-MISC forms from 1990. 474 more words

Cautionary Tale: Rejection

Rejection is not easy, and I have not met a person who actually likes to be rejected. So the reactions from rejection are not surprising and they seem to range from angry insults, to acceptance, to even confusion. 235 more words

Tangerine: Simultaneously Enchanting and Chilling

 Tangerine, by Edward Bloor

Tangerine is a book about oranges and lies.  Set in and around Tangerine County, Florida, it’s the journal of 12-year-old Paul Fisher.   299 more words

Teen Powered

go get stupid

go get stupid
i put up a book
given to me
late for christmas
by a poet
i loved once
and still
want to fuck insanely… 181 more words


The Ant & the Manuscript

No. Unfortunately, it’s not a fairy tale.

Disney won’t be setting this one to music.

The wee little ant will not be turned into a Princess arriving in your toy aisles in time for the next holiday season. 201 more words


the Mirror

The last time Joey saw his therapist he cried. He never shed a tear again. He wasn’t the person he used to be — the compassionate, young man who wanted to change the world. 999 more words

Speculative Fiction

What I'll Be Kicking Myself Over for Years

For the first time ever, we’ve now lived in a house long enough that we have to start replacing major appliances. Yep, two full decades and counting. 530 more words