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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...

'Nowadays' is the first song I ever wrote. I was 14 years old. I just picked up my guitar again and taught myself a...

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

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1. I am watching you get sick. The whites of your eyes are becoming yellow yolks; cheeks hang like grocery bags. You make diets...

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...

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...

'Sometimes it’s like being trapped inside a box.' One of my friends had told me this during a conversation we were having about creativity and...

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