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The Custody Visit (1987) by Andrea Laiacona Dooley Seventh grade ended, and it was time to visit my father in Indiana. We’d last seen him at...

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Save Tonight by Jennifer Sembler We were standing among G’s drunken Italian friends who were singing an awful karaoke rendition of Whitney Houston’s “I Wanna Dance...

Stella: Nonfiction by Hank Trout

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Clean: Nonfiction by Norman Belanger

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Left for Dead

I died three decades ago. In my early twenties. At the apex of the AIDS crisis in America in the 1980s. I’m long gone...

Just Another Death Sentence: Nonfiction by Hank Trout

One morning in July 1989, I woke up with my right eye swollen completely shut and cysts all over my chest and belly. I...

Magic and Mercury: Nonfiction by D.W. Anderson

“The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown.”—H.P. Lovecraft Eighth grade,...

The Heaven of Our Eyes: Nonfiction by Raymond Luczak

Creative Nonfiction by Raymond Luczak The Heaven of Our Eyes in memory of my 25 deaf gay friends who’ve died from AIDS-related complications I awake to find...

Long-Term Survivor: Nonfiction by Victoria Noe

Winner of the Christopher Hewitt Award 2015: Creative Nonfiction Long-Term Survivor by Victoria Noe It’s only the past few years that that designation has become widely used....

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