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I Believe in a Thing Called Love

by Maurene Goo
First sentence: “When I was seven, I thought I moved a pencil with my mind.”
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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


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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