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Longreads' Best of WordPress, Vol. 7

Here it is! A new collection of our favorite stories from across all of WordPress.

As always, you can find our past collections here. You can follow… 537 more words


A Mightier Penn (68)

When his gloved hands touched the door, he was off to the races. Bolting to the rearward woods, he ran full speed wholly expecting to hear sirens flood his wake. 455 more words

A Mightier Penn

Take Me to Church: Finding Space in Grief for the Life I Have Been Given [QCT 23]

A few weeks ago a friend sent me a link to the music video to the Hozier song, “Take Me to Church.” I still haven’t forgiven her. 1,269 more words

Queer Theology

loving and losing

Given that the Hurricanes are, as of last night, the last winless team¬† remaining in the NHL, I’ve been thinking about what it means to be a fan of a lousy team.¬† 453 more words


Letter for Some Kid's Dad

Dear Dad,

You are a fag.

You are no longer my dad, I just see you as somebody who lets me stay in their house. Everything you have ever done for me has been overshadowed by you trying to put me in my place when I was only trying to prove a point. 1,981 more words


A Mightier Penn (67)

The police were armed with his name and on the prowl for him. Yet, Penn continued to the bank unabated. He parked a quarter of a mile from the branch behind an out-of-business restaurant, and used his rearview mirror to put the finishing touches on his outfit. 804 more words

A Mightier Penn

Vignette No.1

This is an excerpt or vignette I’ve been working on from a story that may potentially become a novel if I ever take it further. It’s a story about two people and their own personal struggle with the past and the complex dynamics of human desire that separates them from the future. 2,585 more words