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.

Go-go boots.                                                                                                                After Dorianne Laux Satin blouse. Dining hall porcelain cradling oolong.   Garbage liner. Woven handles on a handbag. Zigzags on an auntie’s knitted blanket. Secret...

I was eight years old when I brought the kitten home. It was the summer I started riding horses, and to pay for my...

We were wild and determined that night, me sixteen, firm and flowering, needing to be loved. He was just some guy from school, looking older than eighteen, football player...

You didn’t grieve your son’s death, not for one full year, because you didn’t realize that he was dead. You went to the burial, you...

The 1799 birth certificate has a poem in its design. We read it, admire the art, and then my daughter asks, “Daddy, what’s my birth poem?” I’m oddly embarrassed to...

Here I am again. All alone again. Don't know why I even bother. I've thrown the towel in, once or twice before. Now I don't know if...

So let's be honest: cold sores are gross and no one wants to actually talk about them. That, dear reader, is why you are...

My friends and I were all at a house on Silver Street in Greensboro, North Carolina.  I can think of no reason for such...

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  Based on the short story "Jars" by Kevin Winchester Rick Polk:  Producer / Director / Editing Kevin Winchester: Screenplay consultant Actors: Rachel - Judy Simpson Cook /...

The following excerpt is from An Uncivil Union: The Battle of Burnsville. In April of 1864, forty Appalachian mountain women raided the Confederate storehouses in...