Always say ‘Love you Mom,’ before you hang up the phone.
Category: Most Memorable
Our Most Memorable program was sunset in spring 2019; please enjoy viewing the archived stories tagged with “most memorable” of each issue.
Hide and Seek by Kathryn Leehane
Two decades ago my older brother pried open the doors of a moving bus and jumped out.
Buried in My Wrong Body by Christie O. Tate
In the beginning, I wanted to dance. Ballet. To hear beautiful French words float off my tongue…
The Cyclops Child by Linda Stead
I was two years old when someone first noticed the squint. Mother thought it was nothing, but Aunty continued to plead week after week.
Spiritual Affliction: A Thank You Note to Oklahoma by Kate Strum
I arrive to Stillwater from Michigan in August of 2012. The day is 116 degrees, and the AC is busted in the home I have rented, sight unseen…
Mourning What I Barely Had, Flushed by Lisa E. Wright
I was sure of your presence two weeks after I missed my period.
A Note is Passed by Jodi Sh. Doff
Written in ink, on a piece of lined paper, ripped out of a spiral notebook, folded seven times, tucked twice into itself, the way we all did in junior high….
Artifacts by Mark Liebenow
A month after Ev’s death, still in shock that someone in her 40s could die without warning, I sit in the silence of a house emptied of her voice.
Dem Bones by Michael Sausun Shirzadian
“Dem Bones,” my father says in his heavy Persian accent. It’s a trochee, the way he says it—like my own name, like my brother’s.
On the Bus by Mireya S. Vela
The bus is nearly empty. I wrap my arms around my backpack and press my items close to my pregnant belly.