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How to Eat Crabs with Your Mother-in-Law

At exactly 5:50 p.m., your mother-in-law will anxiously announce, “Someone needs to go get the crabs right now!” When you first...

Neutral Masks

We have to wear plain black clothes to mask class so our selves don’t intrude. People with hair that falls in their face must pin it...

The Bull

Man, we went to the Manchester fair last night, and the rodeo was in town. I had a pulled-pork sandwich that the Emanuel Church sold out of...

How Time Works

  After my father toured what would become our neighborhood in Fairfax, California, he knocked on the nearest door and asked the man...

On a Whistle and a Prayer

A kid could have drowned that day. I sat under the umbrella on my lifeguard tower, saving my sixteen-year-old self. Twirling my whistle, I...