Category Archives: True Story

  1. The Boss Who Still Haunts Me


    November 27, 2017 by Julia

    I described my new boss to classmates in my interior design program as a terror, a woman who inspired panic …
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  2. Small Talk, Heavy Talk

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    July 17, 2017 by Julia

    I tried on Saturday to read my current novel (Salvage the Bones by Jesmyn Ward) on the sofa at Starbucks, …
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  3. A Pretend Declaration of Love

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    February 23, 2017 by Julia

    Once, a popular boy in my class pretended that he was suddenly, irrevocably in love with me. Luciano was the …
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  4. The Animals of Our Summer


    August 10, 2016 by Julia

    A few weeks ago a black garden snake somehow got into our house and tried to eat our pet guinea …
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  5. Wild ponies, and that old campfire smell.


    May 20, 2016 by Julia

    I went back to Assateague Island with my oldest friend this past weekend. It’s a thin strip of land off …
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  6. She Is, They Are


    May 6, 2016 by Julia

    I know my mom did all of the daily chores of motherhood, all the things that cared-for children generally take …
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  7. Sis Got Hitched


    October 2, 2014 by Julia

    My sister Lisa got married this past Sunday. As we like to say to each other, No Big Deal. No …
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