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.

In Fort Myers, the weather doesn't change much. Despite this, my grandmother will always tell you about the sun, how it chars your skin red as...

Dear present me, I know it feels like the walls are caving in on you. You have bad day after bad day after bad day....

The moon hangs low outside the window, scarred and haloed. She stares at me, dares me to confess the unspeakable. It’s almost tempting. I breathe. I...

This story is one of the January Writing Challenge entries chosen to be a featured story. I know a bookstore people disappear in. Every morning, I...

She’s not a druggie or an alcoholic, and she’s not mentally ill. She’s one of thousands of college students who can’t afford a place...

This story is one of the January Writing Challenge entries chosen to be a featured story. "Oh, sh**." My eyes snap open from where I'd been...

These entries from January's challenge were selected as Honorable Mentions. Those who completed this challenge are now encouraged to share their stories in the...

“You cheeky little monkeh,” my free-spirited British cousin would always say. She has only been here, in Melbourne, Australia, for three days to attend...

The following is a featured 100-word story from the December Writing Challenge.   I looked across the table and felt a contentment I hadn’t felt in...

The following is a featured 100-word story from the December Writing Challenge.   And she won’t. Stupid plane. Stupid ballet. Gigi, dead, because of them. Without a broken leg...