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November 03, 2022

FICTION | FRANCIS DUFFY - Rubbish is a short story about Joe Nickerson's cross-country hitchhiking adventure as he's on his way to serve in the Vietnam war. As Joe waits for rides, holding a sign th

The Night Ken Kesey Gave His Magic Away
October 20, 2022

MEMOIR | ROBERTO LOIEDERMAN - In January 1966, novelist and countercultural leader Ken Kesey held a three-day event in San Francisco called The Trips Festival. This story is Roberto Loiederman's

My “Haunted” Lamp: Murder, Mystery, and Remodeling
October 06, 2022

MEMOIR | ASHLEY MEMORY - A lamp purchased second hand seemed to be the ideal addition to her home until an investigation into the mysterious engraving on its base revealed a macabre history. As she

I’m Sorry Monica: MeToo, Monica Lewinsky, and Me
September 22, 2022

ESSAY | CAROL D. MARSH - "I'm Sorry, Monica" is a letter to Monica Lewinsky. In it, the author, Carol Marsh, takes a soul-searching look at how she reacted to the Clinton-Lewinsky scandal in the lat

Dancing to Go On
September 08, 2022

FICTION | PATTY SOMLO - A former dancer and about-to-retire choreographer is surprised to receive a letter from a foreign country. The short, handwritten note rekindles memories of a love affair, an

Long-Haired Disco Boys
August 25, 2022

MEMOIR | TERRY BARR - The 1970s in Birmingham, Alabama, was a time fraught with racial tension and confusing questions of identity. Author Terry Barr found the music of that era confusing, as well.

Lightning Flowers
August 11, 2022

MEMOIR | SARAH K. LENZ - After Sarah Lenz's father gives her a creepy antique photograph depicting her three great uncles who were struck and killed by the same bolt of lightning in 1914, she sets o

Handling Shit and Finding Love
July 28, 2022

MEMOIR | BETINA ENTZMINGER - "The Beak in the Heart: True Tales of Misfit Southern Women," is a collection of dramatic portraits of the authors misfit female ancestors and a candid, intimate memo

The Darker Side of a Night with Hunter Thompson
July 14, 2022

MEMOIR | ROBERTO LOIEDERMAN - In this brief memoir, Roberto Loiederman recalls a night in San Francisco, in the summer of 1965, that he spent with Hunter Thompson, the half-mad, cosmic prankster,

June 30, 2022

MEMOIR | EMLYN CAMERON - Misfire is a story about a day when a friend takes Emlyn Cameron shooting. They leave the suburbs of Northern California with a shotgun, two handguns, a 22. calibre rifle,