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Why I Write Nonfiction

They walked me down the hall to the campground’s small infirmary: they have to tell me something—it sounds serious. I could smell the alcohol and peroxide as I sat on the sterilized examination table. 736 more words

Me

The Golden Ratio and My aspie-chip

I am altogether unmoved by the physical appearance of the opposite sex, with the face remaining a surprising exception to this ‘general sexual-aesthetic indifference';

It is not to say that I cannot appreciate the physical dimensions of the body. 282 more words

Thoughts

You Are Spec-tacular

The barista’s face flushed from pink to red. My friends tried not to laugh too loudly, but they were failing. It was one of those situations where you open your mouth not really believing you’re about to say what you’re about to say, but then it happens—what you’ve been thinking tumbles out of you like a pack of creepy circus clowns emptied out of their too-small car. 1,015 more words

Creative Nonfiction

The Personal is Confessional by Metta Sáma

& so what.

This is personal. In 1993 and again in 1994 I was pregnant. By two different guys. One was my guy (’93) and one belonged to someone else (’94). 685 more words

North American Review

13 POEMS FOR SOULS HOUSED BY BODIES I HAVE COLLIDED WITH | Chantal Paloma

Editor’s note – trigger warning for discussion of sexual violence

I.
buckle-punctuated tenderness, steaming vodka lips press to my neck / the church spire spears swollen dawn, i cry / make you drive me home, sneak inside before my mother stirs / thank you for not making me ask twice. 513 more words

Everything

If You're Afraid | Sage Kubis

smoke the bowl. it’ll put you to sleep. you and your best friend smoke out the window in the middle of the night and you both dream that the room is on fire. 614 more words

Everything

Detours

An hour had passed before I realized I had taken a bit of a detour. It wasn’t so much the wrong route completely, just a different one, a potentially longer one, a route that inserted itself into my day and upended my travel schedule. 846 more words

Creative Nonfiction