Category Archives: Non-fiction

Farmer’s Tan

I almost cried when my girlfriend’s dog died 2000 miles away. I barely knew this dog, having only seen it a few times while visiting Rita’s parents and interacted with it even less. The dog was smart enough to know … Continue reading

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Sir Mou

I’m allergic to cats. I’m allergic to a lot of stuff: dust, mold, tasty food, even willow trees. I know because once, a doctor poked my back for fifteen minutes and said so. She also told me that I’m allergic … Continue reading

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Squirrels

I was that guy who woke up at 7am every day, even on weekends. I would stalk out of my dorm room, but not before putting on a sweater for those chill September mornings. The drawer that I kept my … Continue reading

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My Left Leg

My left leg has more rhythm than my right. I know this because I’m at a concert and it won’t not stop weaving back and forth. It seems to feel every note, every kick of the bass drum, and it … Continue reading

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Shoes

I sit in front of my drum set, waiting for everyone to show up for practice. Marie has waited here in vain over half an hour for the guy who said he would coordinate the lighting for the show. I … Continue reading

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Pura Vida

Dios está muerto. God is dead. I write them next to each other in the black sand on a beach a few minutes bike ride from Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica. For a moment, I believe I might just change someone’s … Continue reading

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Banana Stickers

This morning I ate a banana. I am very particular in the way I eat bananas, from how I peel them to the way I break off the last bite with my fingers. That morning I had the good fortune … Continue reading

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