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A Mountain

“We’re best friends, of course I’ll help you win this election.”


“Positive. You’ll get the presidency for sure. I’ll even run as your vice president… 47 more words


I’m going through a break-up. It’s a time of loss, obviously—scraping together the courage to reimagine my life without the routines, plans, DVDs, kitchen appliances that have structured my days. 814 more words

Essays: Creative Nonfiction

Others' Memories

“Others’ Memories” is a piece published in Twenty Seven Zine, an online magazine that published 27 pieces relating to the number, age, and idea of 27. 46 more words


COMING INTO MONEY by Steven Brykman


Steven Brykman


I had to run upstairs to get the phone and then stand there, talking, tethered to the kitchen wall, in the very midst of all that goes on in a Jewish kitchen, the bickering and the kvetch, because this was back when voices weren’t just things that were free to float around willy-nilly in the air. 1,302 more words

Creative Nonfiction


I feel a wet nose on my hand as I wait in line to board the bus, and I look down to see that it’s attached to a young yellow lab. 495 more words

Creative Nonfiction

Part 44 Horribly Beautiful Limerence

As the clock stroke midnight on the last day of December, a strange mix of excitement and fierce determination hung in the air. This new year, the year 2011 would be THE year when everything would fall into place. 1,486 more words


Day Eleven: Size Matters (In sentences, that is.)

Today’s Prompt: Where did you live when you were 12 years old? Which town, city, and country? Was it a house or an apartment? A boarding school or foster home? 624 more words