Lit

When I told you my story, I never mentioned him. But he’d been there, in between English and Spanish II with Mrs. Garcia. I could never tell if he...

Denton, Texas. 1981 David is our neighbor. A renter from across the street, tucked in a garage apartment. A man of averages: middle height, beer...

While I drive her home from the movie theater, she tells me about the junior prom. And how she bought her black gauze gown...

I wanted the idea of comparing a failed relationship to a car crash in a song. It always seemed like a good analogy to me....

after Joshua Marie-WilkinsonOne girl runs out of the classroom when the health teacher pops a tape into the VCR about anorexia. One girl tells...

  "You’re so vain, you probably think this song is about you" ~ Carly Simon   Sometimes the question arrives              after a reading, but most often it’s a comment appended to...

Broken bird on a chain. Unfree Unclean Stretching Reaching Straining veins he can’t keep you Don’t let him beat you You can be free broken bird Your cries are heard Don’t dwell...

My second-born sister is a mystery to me, but kind of like in that pig Latin way. When she says something I don’t understand, I...

Kay’s dad had told her the night before that she shouldn’t go in the GM stamping plant. “It’s no place for a woman,” he...

Three teenagers stood around Dad’s rust-eaten truck. All of them wore suits, as though heading to a prom. Two of them leaned against the...