Germ Magazine guest author

Germ Magazine guest author
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… is a contributing guest author for Germ, which means the following criteria (and then some) have been met: possessor of a fresh, original voice; creator of fresh, original content; genius storyteller; superlative speller; fantastic dancer; expert joke teller; handy with a toolbox; brilliant at parties; loves us as much as we love them.

I don’t know how many times I’ve circled your block looking for clues: lights on, cars in the parking lot, the dark form crossing the window.   I circle...

A common misconception is that the “college experience” is defined by partying and getting wasted. As an incoming freshman, I took that as a...

I’m going to tell you this, and you may not believe me, but I swear it’s true: You know how DEEP inside you feel...

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"As a woman, I'm expected to become a teacher or to stay at home to care after children. But that's not me. That's not the life that I wish to live. As the sixth out of ten children, I've decided I want to be my own person. And that's why I've come to this god-forsaken place."

Once there was a girl born quiet on these rolling hills, her throat dry, her lips and tongue gone tangled.   She listened well enough and learned...

There is no hand outstretched, no reassuring words when I fall. My body becomes liquid, like Bruce Lee said, only it’s not quite water....

She’d punched a boy on the bus. Square in the mouth, once, then again. Her father had to come to the elementary school to...

Why would they be surprised that I fell in love with a chain saw? Instead of dolls when I was little, instead of pink...

In the 1960s, James Royce lived in a suburban enclave tacked onto the side of Memphis, Tennessee. It was called Raleigh and it was...

The first ghost I met   said he could extinguish   me like a candle flame.   A single gust, and I’d be gone. I learned to breathe light   into every cell...