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We Are Okay

by Nina LaCour
First sentence: “Before Hannah left, she asked if I was sure I’d be okay.”
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Someone Is Leaving Me Messages On An Answering Machine, But I Know For A Fact He's Not Alive

I spent the first 18 years old my life terrified of the basement in my parents’ house. One of those old-school basements cut straight from the set of a horror movie, it was lit by just a single dangling bulb which swayed from the ceiling, could only be entered by a rickety flight of steep wooden stairs, was coated with a healthy swathe of spider webs and was home endless amounts of old newspapers, magazines and military memorabilia. 5,708 more words

Saturday Morning Rant: Dead Anime Parents

I don’t get it, anime. What is your fascination with dead parents in so many of your shows?!

For the majority of anime, how many of them either feature a character or characters with one or both parents having passed away? 627 more words

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Kids of Appetite

by David Arnold
First sentence: “Consider this: billions of people in the world, each with billions of I ams.”
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Love & Gelato

by Jenna Evans Welch
First sentence: “You’ve had bad days before, right?”
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Release date: April 12, 2016… 255 more words

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Tell Me Three Things

by Julie Buxbaum
First sentence: “Seven hundred and thirty-three days after my mom died, forty-five days after my dad eloped with a stranger he met on the Internet, thirty days after we then up and moved to California, and only seven days after starting as a junior at a brand-new school where I know approximately no one, an email arrives.” 341 more words

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Squiggles

This monologue was originally intended to feature in Such a Nice Girl, the play I wrote for the Just Festival in 2014. The character was cut and the play went in a different direction, but this piece has been used once or twice as a standalone monologue. 863 more words

Jen McGregor