A broken side mirror
08/01/14

I was in love, broke, and alone. My boyfriend of 5 years, housemate and doggy adoption partner, had just split with me. It was a particularly shaky morning as I…

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A City Girl
02/05/15

This is the story of a city girl who came out west with her new husband. She was shocked to discover how little water was available on the land and…

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A Secret Garden
04/24/15

I know a man who plants lilies in secret spots by the river because he doesn’t have a garden of his own. He doesn’t even have a home, but he loves…

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An Ear Can Be The Best Therapist
05/10/18

I always feel needed when I help my buddy out. He is going through a rough time, unemployed, a bad break up, just down in the dumps. When he needs…

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An Empathetic Hand
05/11/18

A young woman I was in love with for years was sexually abused when she was young. When the time came to help her power through that, I did. Her…

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As A Parent
07/23/14

As a parent, I always hear the slow ticking of the clock on the years I have remaining where my children are… children. It may seem a bit bleak, but,…

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Dead Truck on York Road
05/10/18

One time on York Road, my brother’s truck battery died and it was negative twelve outside, at midnight. He had forgotten to plug his truck in and the cold weather…

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Feeding Our Friends
06/15/14

It was a while ago that it happened, but the story still stays with me to this day. I was with my mom, and we had gone to Walmart to…

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Guillermo
07/11/14

Guillermo was a homeless man who lived in our alley when I was about 9. He never caused any trouble and kept to himself. My mother and a couple neighbors…

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Her Name is Jane
05/28/14

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Kitten
08/26/14

I got to know a good, honest, and gentle young man who suffers from a psychological illness that makes him believe in enemies and evils that don’t exist. He’s been…

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Mother’s Day
05/10/15

When Sunday comes, I will be 1,821 miles away. I will be treading the path of the greedy, the desperate, and the hopeful. Those who marched towards the mad promises…

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