Gotta Catch ‘Em All

Last summer, when the whole world was really into Pokémon Go, I had a very awkward encounter, because of the gaming app. It was probably the middle of August, and I was riding around the island with Jeanette. I didn’t really play the game, but she was really into it, so what we did a lot that summer was venture out and find as many Pokémon as we could.

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In The Midst of Silence

Casey followed Nina into Tarantino’s, much to her disdain. Unlike her best friend, Casey wasn’t really into the bar scene: the drinking, the dancing, the messiness. She didn’t like any of it.

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A Man’s Job

When I was just a teenager, Mama always said, “Find yourself a man who will take care of you.” Not much later, I learned what she really meant.

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Call Me Marina

When I was a little girl, I would pretend I was a mermaid. In the bathtub, in the pool, in the ocean. I would swim with my arms, and would body roll my way through the water.

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Dog With A Blog

By the time she finally woke up, I was ready to go outside and play. She didn’t look excited to be up, but I really need to go to the bathroom, so I was hyped up to make my way to the back door. “Alright,” she said, smoothing down what she called her mini-‘fro, “Let’s go, children.”

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Thinking Of You

After five years, he just happened to be walking down her street. He had been on the move for hours, just trying to catch some air. He hasn’t felt this way since they were in grad school together, young and in love. His goal wasn’t to see her, but here he was, across the street from the black […]

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Hold On, Okay?

Allie used to be a hyperactive child, and her parents didn’t know how to deal with it. Dad would go to his office, and leave his wife to deal with the “colicky” child. Her mother, Nora, would sit her down on the couch, and tell her to take a moment and breathe. And like the good daughter she was, Allie would listen for as long as she could.

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