True Story is a new home for longform nonfiction narratives.
Published monthly by the editors of Creative Nonfiction magazine, each pocket-size issue of True Story showcases one exceptional essay by one exceptional writer. From issue to issue, this new mini-magazine features the widest possible variety of voices and styles and subjects.
Offering a vivid report from real life, each issue of True Story is a small immersion in a larger-than-life story or experience that makes us think differently about what it means to be human.
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True Story, Issue #18
"Search Party" by Stewart Lawrence Sinclair
One sunny July morning, a grandmother steps off her front stoop and vanishes into Bensonhurst, Brooklyn. A young transplant to the neighborhood joins the search for the disoriented octogenarian—past pizzerias and halal butchers, Chinese pastry shops and churches—and considers the meaning of community.
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