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by gartnercarolyn
Feb 16, 2014

The story of my first patient when I was a hospice intern making home visits in Brooklyn. 

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by cardthea
Feb 14, 2014

In 2012 I met the love of my life, my husband Aden.  And last July I was faced with the ever difficult task of finding the PERFECT birthday gift for him while being depressingly broke.  He made me swear not to buy him anything, so...

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by calexander620@g...
Feb 12, 2014

As I layed looking up to the street lamp in the middle of a parking lot. Bleeding from my chest, from the gun shot feeling no pain..... I asked myself, "maybe I should stay still Until someone comes to help!" Then reality set in,...

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by Mark whiteley
Feb 12, 2014

Have you ever told a lie and regretted it?

About 10 years ago I wrote a comedy show about 2 burglars that I was going to take to the Edinburgh fringe festival, if you've never visited Edinburgh festival you'll be amazed...

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by JailineM7
Feb 10, 2014

November 25, 2002- The one of the worst nightmares happened to two wonderful parents. Their little girl was hospitilized, in Mexico City, in the hospital named Hospital General Siglo 21. The little girl was just 4 years old when this happened....

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by KimballAllen
Feb 10, 2014

DAY 1: It is Monday, 6:45 PM, my phone begins to blow up with the all too familiar text message sounds. I love my phone. It’s actually more like an addiction. It’s a daily struggle that I manage one day at a time. I...

I’m here telling this story because I was told to quit my day job and go out and be a comedian.

Ok, that’s not entirely true, I was fired. 

But have you ever begun working in a job and later felt worker remorse?...

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by cjross
Jan 31, 2014

On July 28, 1996, I was preparing to leave my office in San Francisco for a promotion in New York. Four of my office mates decided to throw me a going away party in the form of an...

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by flowerchilld
Jan 27, 2014

 

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by cjross
Jan 27, 2014

In the 1980's, I ran with a group of high school friends who were always engaging in thrill seeking adventure. Adventure could be building our own illegal homecoming float in the shape of a giant eat me cake or hosting an epic toga party...

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by cjross
Jan 27, 2014

On December 11, 1995, I was called in at 430 am to...

My friend Chris attended an exclusive art school in Philadelphia. Chris and I had been friends since grade school. Chris was always a talented artist, but the art school extenuated his drawing skills. Chris could look at something and accurately...

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by moorelaculous
Jan 27, 2014

I lie curled tightly in the fetal position shivering on the cold concrete floor. I awake and inhale the stench of urine. All at once the urge to relieve myself overwhelms me. No longer caring who sees me I make my way over to the metal toilet,...

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by AbbieShesAbbie
Jan 22, 2014

Growing up in a house of 9, made up of seven children and three adults, I had to plan and pick my escapes wisely. We were never allowed to be out after dark, or leave our yard without permission. My extended family is even larger, and at a...

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by alexmstein
Jan 16, 2014

She stood before me.  Holding a record in her hand...

[Listen to the entire piece here.]