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Rainbows

Erica Johnson, ago

Light peeks through the stain glass window in front of our small crawl-space attic, creating rainbows on the walls in our living room. I stand at the front door overlooking the sunlit street that ... [+]

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The Phoenix

J.P., ago

I stare at the sky and all of its colors and shades, lights and darks, reds and yellows within its deep blue. The sun elongates the shadows created by my body and my black ‘77 Trans-Am parked on... [+]

PSU New beginnings
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I don't know who started this absurd game. But ever since I was old enough to participate, this was the Christmas ritual: each guest had to tell an extraordinary story about him- or herself, true ... [+]

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Lynx

André Page, ago

McGregor lifted his tired eyes toward the immense sky filled with gods, demons, and winds. In the distance, a flock of gray geese was about to be swallowed up by a huge black cloud. Loneliness had ... [+]

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Dearest, I have to tell you a secret. I have stifled my emotions for so long but I can no longer silence that which persists in tormenting me. I had not thought to tell you because it can come to ... [+]

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No Problem!

Thimul, ago

We’d been walking for two hours and I had had my fill.
All four of us were advancing in single file and we had not stopped climbing. At the beginning I had put myself second in the line, just ... [+]

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The Music of Chance

Farida Johnson, ago

“I’ve always hated Valentine’s Day. First, because it’s an English invention and I hate the English. And second, because recently it’s become a Halloween-style sort ... [+]

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Afwasmiddel

Veranda, ago

I don’t know her name, but she is really pretty. She rides across the campsite on her bike without ever giving me a glance, with her brother and her Mom and Dad. Well, of course, they’re ... [+]

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