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by cjross
Sep 09, 2016

In 1974, Mr. Honafous was one of my elementary school teachers. Mr. Honafous was a boogey man in my childhood background who terrorized me on a deep level unlike anyone I’ve ever dealt with. I have to qualify that statement as a former...


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by cjross
Jul 27, 2016

In 1996, I became acquainted with San Francisco’s Mountain Lake Alligator named the Golden Gator. I was a Park Police officer assigned to a thirteen shift guarding Mountain Lake on the Presidio after a three and a half foot alligator was...


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by cjross
Jul 17, 2016

In 2011, I was suffering with the loss of my best friend of forty years. We grew up together and were best friends since sixth grade. He’d stood by me in good times and bad times. He dropped dead of a heart attack while on a business trip...


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by gregorydelduca
Jul 09, 2016

I wrote, performed, and edited the following audio story.

I used one song, "Malaika," which is a classic Kenyan pop song.

All of the prayer bell and kalimba sounds are mine.

Other sounds provided by the natural...


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by gregorydelduca
May 25, 2016

(This is fairly accurate to how I intend to relate this story in front of an audience.  I'm in the process of communicating with several musician friends to add both improvisational as well as aligning popular music as the story unfolds...


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by rossexler
Apr 15, 2016

The first thing that you realize when you head out into the Amazon, is that it is big. Really fucking big. Spread out over 8 countries, it's physical land mass is nearly 8 times the size of Texas. And Texas is pretty damn big. Then you get...


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by aimlessvagabond
Feb 29, 2016

He adjusts his glasses and gets closer to the screen to watch the young man gripping her bare shoulder and slowly sliding his other hand up to her waist. Inches from his face, her breasts heave up and down. In a barely audible voice the young man...


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by jefferson1889
Dec 15, 2015

Dear SnapJudgment,


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by cjross
Jul 21, 2015

Here I was, just where they’d warned me not to end up. I was stranded on foot in the middle of the Mojave Desert in August in the dead of summer. I was at the National Training Center (NTC) at Fort Irwin, California. NTC was desert warfare school...


My father was a stone mason for 50 years. He attended bricklaying trade school after getting out of the Navy where he served as a Seabee. He worked throughout Baltimore, Annapolis, and Washington DC specializing in historic renovation. He worked...


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by Sanford
Jul 19, 2015

I grew up in a three story stable barn sparsely covered with chips of gray paint and resting on the soft corner of a dirt road. A decade earlier converted into a home by my father’s worn hands. Once housing steer and horses for my long gone...


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by Shelby94
Jun 23, 2015

The item resting between my pointer and middle finger had been calling me to the frigid Wisconsin air since I found the three, lonely, cigarettes under my bed earlier that evening.  The sound of the flint scratching against steel on the old...


Reports are now being made that Mokhtar Belmokhtar, an al-Qaeda commander, has been killed. Mokhtar Belmokhtar, it is a comical sounding name to an English speaker. Translated from Arabic, the name has the messianic sounding meaning of “...


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by ZigZagmatt
Jun 14, 2015

How many experiences, how many topics, how many surprises, how many humbling experiences can a rural, family medicine physician have? Working rural ER, starting your own private practice, and the unforseeable chaos that opening your doors to the...