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.

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...

We could see Mr. Messick’s elephantitis though he wore a suit and tie every day to the sixth grade. Before lunch, wincing, he’d place...

Surrounded by darkness, the girl with hopeful eyes pressed ahead toward wavy lines shimmering in the narrow distance. Whirling and dancing, the lights reminded her...

Butterflies, Saskia are hard to   catch,   your small legs leaping,   your will   are not sufficient. They   fly, their silvery   evanescence,   is just the right amount   of temporary.   Corey Mesler has published seven novels, three books of short stories,...

You flutter past my passenger-side window, bouncing through turbulence, wings luminous: a velvet Elvis under black light, collar glowing, satin lamb chops rising and falling on hinges.   I hold...

I sometimes think we are like a knotted pumpkin, or a twisted and misshapen bed of autumn squash, beautiful in our imperfections.       Curtis Dunlap lives near the confluence of the...