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It Started With An Olive

Matthew was born a picky eater. His mother had blamed herself when he wouldn’t latch onto her breast, assuming the reason for his lack...

Did You See an Asian Man Hiking in the Woods?

While we had been in in the Adirondack Mountains at Tupper Lake since early June, it wasn't until mid-July when I could finally hike...

Folklore

This series explores real and imagined customs and superstitions.     For more Folklore, visit Lindsey Leigh Art.

My Night of Fundraising

In the winter of my junior year at college, I found a squirrel. The squirrel was frozen in a block of ice on the...

Ask Annie: How Writers Should Read

Writers, especially those just starting out, should read omnivorously, insatiably, constantly, selfishly, and slowly. So slowly that the flow and rhythms of the prose...

The Cost of Healthcare: Will We Be Okay?

Emily Maloney was misdiagnosed for years before a suicide attempt buried her in medical debt. She labored to pay off a staggering five-figure sum...

What Remains

My husband’s aunt died of COVID-19 last week. She stopped breathing as her son and husband were driving her to the hospital. By the...

Pillapalooza

Breath

Plans

On Being (Asian)

The Heaton Place

When people ask where we live, people in town here I mean, and I say the big white house on the corner of Stiles...

Downsizing

Playing Chicken

Resilience I

Fire is an aria, not a red curtain. What survived? A filing cabinet, a pair of diamond earrings, a skillet. Fire is a contest, not a medal. What...
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Advice

Ask Annie: How Writers Should Read

Writers, especially those just starting out, should read omnivorously, insatiably, constantly, selfishly, and slowly. So slowly that the flow and rhythms of the prose...

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