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    February 27, 2015

    Then They Startle

    These people startle easily. If I walk up the stairs, turn a corner, or am just sitting in the living room, they jump back. They snap, inhale quickly,...
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    February 27, 2015

    Story, Pt. 19

    “But, and I’m sure you are completely unaware of it, the thing that has really made the biggest difference has been your book.” At this poin...
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    February 25, 2015

    The Pub 46: The Oral Tradition

    Adam Berg and Molly Krasel take on the topic of oral story-telling. They attempt to trace the art from it’s origin to what it has become today. ...
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    February 23, 2015

    Snow Globe By Donna Pucciani

    Snow Globe *** The giant hand of the universe shakes Chicago without pause, shifting pale confetti over the blue icebound lake. *** Like a thousand ri...
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    February 20, 2015


    Perhaps I should have realized that dreams are sacred. Perhaps I shouldn’t have tried to control them. But I did, and nothing can change that now. I...