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by marshallj4
Feb 10, 2013

 

Roland Teed was some kind of mixed breed, a veritable freak in our high school of whitebread plainness.  Two years my senior, half Chinese, but broad shouldered with bowed legs and about my height, Roland was already an adult....

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by Sam Van Eman
Feb 08, 2013

Brian’s little sister seemed too old to be dressed in underwear all of the time. She was forever dirty from head to foot with hair in dirty strands and Brian would alternately send her away and drag her along. His toe-head brother hovered...

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by acoughlin
Feb 06, 2013

My dad tells about a time when an unlikely, unexpected dolphin and a night out makes for an interesting evening.

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by acoughlin
Feb 06, 2013

My dad tells about the time when an unlikely, unexpected dead dolphin and a night out made for an interesting evening.

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by 1sigster
Feb 06, 2013

Greetings my name is Sigmund, I am from Los Angeles and I am a coincidentalist, (it has nothing to do with dentistry though). I study coincidence and consider it as my hobby. It started when I was 17 years old, (1972...

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by beemer8908
Jan 31, 2013

 

“You know”, he said, “I’d date one of you, if you weren’t so over weight.”

Both of us had heard this so many times it wasn’t astonishing in the least. Anything an ounce over a tea cup...

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by barelyliterate
Jan 29, 2013

I met Mark at a nightclub.  No, wait.  That's not true.  My best friend, Dahlia, met Mark on the internet.  This was, like, 1990-something.  6?  7?  I was definitely old enough to drink.  And we met him...

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by nathanhoover
Jan 28, 2013

When I moved to portland in 2003 I had uprooted myself to avoid getting trapped in Florida,where I grew up.  I figured I could work paycheck to paycheck and make art on the side just about anywhere, so why not find a place that rang true?

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by Jessica1757
Jan 28, 2013

Around 2001, while I was living in Adrian, MI with my husband (ex husband now) Ben, we had an encounter with a young man we did not know. We lived on the second floor in the back of an apartment complex. One day in the summer Ben came upstairs...

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by Ooak
Jan 24, 2013

Growing up in a family of four kids, it's easy to feel like your parents don't pay enough attention to you. That was never the case for me. My mother always made it a point to make each of us feel individually special. Whether it was a...

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by scottstein
Jan 23, 2013

About five years I went to see an ophthalmologist.

Stay with me, this gets better.

Ophthalmologists love me because I have virtually every problem you can have with a human eye. I’m near-sighted, color blind, have almost zero...

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by raindancer
Jan 21, 2013

I had known Crystal since we were kids. It started out as her being my classmate's kid sister to the beautiful young girl living with a friend. We hadn't seen each other in a long time when I walked into the school to pick...

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by StaceyRitz
Jan 17, 2013

I’m a runner. I run for health and fitness- although I used to run to win the race. I’m a runner now. I run and I run and I run.

But I have a secret …and it’s a big one. I bet you can’t guess what it is.

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by EricPace
Jan 14, 2013

dlfsd;f

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by lyates
Jan 14, 2013

Shopping for dish soap at the City Line Target, I pick a bottle of Palmolive marked two for five dollars. My mom puts it back in favor of Dawn. “Brand loyalty,” she says.

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