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 Custody Visit (1987): Nonfiction by Andrea Laiacona Dooley

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...

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....

We Blessed: Nonfiction by John Boucher

We Blessed by John Boucher The following story is true. The names have been changed and composite characters created in order to protect the innocent, and...

“Save Tonight”: Nonfiction by Jennifer Sembler

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...

Never Forget Your First: Nonfiction by Paul A. Aguilar

Never Forget Your First by Paul A. Aguilar On June 5, 1981, just two weeks before my high school graduation and my eighteenth birthday, the CDC...

Clean: Nonfiction by Norman Belanger

  Are you clean?” my Grindr date asks me. He’s cute and young, about thirty, give or take. His name is Kenny. “What do you mean?”...

Traveling with Bill: Nonfiction by Paul J. Partuzo

Traveling with Bill by Paul J. Partuzo Bill is trying to buy a bike. A girl’s bike because it is easier to get on and off....

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...

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