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My Girlfriend Bought a House

by Jay Mangano My girlfriend bought a house. I say “my girlfriend bought a house” and not “my girlfriend and I” or “we”, because my girlfriend merits being called a number of things that I do not. Like secure, responsible, or adult. So my girlfriend bought a house and welcomed me into it. We’re a…

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Ruth: A Wrinkle in Time

For Banned Books Week, we’ve asked our writers to pick a frequently challenged book and tell us how that book has affected them. Today, Ruth Zielinski Hansen writes about Madeline L’Engle’s A Wrinkle in Time. Possibly no book has influenced my personal philosophy as much as Madeline L’Engle’s A Wrinkle in Time and its sequel,…

Late

Written by Kate Harrison. “Jubi! Don’t be late,” warns Mama Fadhili, youngest of my sisters-in-law, as she pulls her bucket away from the faucet. I slide mine into place, but some water is lost, dark splashes quickly fading in the red-brown dust. Late. In school it did not matter that my mind was quick as…

Summer Reading: Farewell Fred Voodoo

Note: This article was written by Alexandra Hanson-Harding. Please disregard the WordPress byline. Most people in Haiti live on less than two dollars a day. Hundreds of thousands have been living in tent cities without sanitation since a 2010 hurricane rattled the tiny island nation. Then, a cholera epidemic killed thousands more. They have lived…

Nonstory

Editor’s note: This is the fourth article in a series that will run this week to commemorate the tenth anniversary of 9/11. This isn’t a story about 9/11. This is a story of the story of 9/11. My story. We all have our stories about it. Where we were, how we heard, who we knew…