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The pain was not intense. Intense pain is kinder, in that it is usually brief. In addition, intense pain has the blessing of being accompanied by the body’s shock response which disengages you from the trauma. The intense pain for me had...

Objective. That's that thing at the top of your résumé, before your Experience but after your name. It's what defines what we want to Do, who we want to be - it defines us. We are defined by a set of goals, by a sea of...

Am audio story about my great-grandmother Sofia who passed away at 105 y.o. and about myself; a story about living between two worlds.

I wrote this poem as a new immigrant in the U.S. At the time I was working 80-100 hrs/week in...

What happens when a claustraphobic college student and his friend decide to explore a mysterious underground tunnel in the middle of winter in Fairbanks, Alaska?  Short answer: lots of screaming and a visit from the police.  This short...

My grandfather was shot by an American.

My German grandfather was shot in the stomach by an American soldier during World War II.

 

Everyone hates World War II Germany. I did. When I think of my family heritage I always...

I knew Nick since I was in seventh grade. He was in my sister’s grade, 4 years older. I always had a crush on him. I thought he was so funny and he seemed like a genuinely nice person. Of course I was much too young, so I kept these...

One afternoon a tall handsome stranger came up to me and gave me an awkward hug. We talked about family, friends, work and hobbies. I sat there smiling at laughing at all of his jokes and he did the same. Wow! Here was my bad boy, the one I...

The little kid, not one of my students, tries to corroborate the bullies’ story, but he is too shaken up to effectively nod.  He does the body language equivalent of stammering for part of a second, and quietly tears well up in his...

 

I have shared the story as a recording uploaded below...

Let me know if you need it in another format thanks KG

I grew up in a religous household and often my days were peppered with my mother or grandmother humming hymns while doing housework.  On Sundays, more often than not, my mother would sing in the choir.  I remember thinking it is the...

Get Nakey

I’ve always been a big fan of the sauna. A good sauna can relax you, clear your head, and make your skin look great. And all of this for a mere fifteen minutes of sweating. Not a bad deal, when you think of it. I would love...

We live in the world that may be cold at times. Rushing to and from work every day, most of us don't even notice what is going on around us. We cannot take eyes off our smartphones, sending short texts, browsing some pages on the Internet as...

I was freaking out. In my mind the only words that could form were "not again" and "oh shit." I screamed primally, like someone who had just realised they were falling off a building. Smoke formed in front of the windshield. I...