My husband of 17 years had an announcement. “Astronomers are saying that one of the stars in Orion is fading and will explode sometime soon.” We were looking up at the sky after a delicious dinner in Western Australia. Our home for … [Continue reading] about The Shark Net
I entered a 53-word story contest and convinced myself I would win. I did not win. This is not the first time I have deluded myself. I once applied to Stanford Business School and was shocked when I didn’t get in. At first, I assumed it was … [Continue reading] about Big News! I Didn’t Win!
A former white nationalist is sitting at the table next to me, reaching for a miniature fruit tart. I want to tell him he is a goddamn motherfucker and doesn’t get to eat a miniature fruit tart. But I am at an anti-racism event and this man is no … [Continue reading] about Can Someone Change That Much?
Even before you said, “I can’t move their cheese too fast,” I suspected you might be someone who lacks self-awareness. You are on the phone at a café and your voice is too loud. I am trying to read the news. A sixteen-year-old girl with … [Continue reading] about To The Man At The Café Talking On His Phone
“The girl was brought to school with very little paperwork, by her great-grandmother, who was showing signs of dementia.” We leaned in, clutching our jars of water, wanting to know more. We were at Book Club, but as usual, the conversation had … [Continue reading] about If I Had Wings