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'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...

Ben and Heather, they sure have moved around. But always, always do they reconnect. Heather and Ben. Ben and Heather. The real story, the one...

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...