For Her to Read by Renee Klein
When I wake up everyday to see your beautiful smile, it's like I'm in a different world. I reach out to grab your tiny hand and you look me in the eyes and giggle to yourself.
I want to tell you everything I'm feeling, but you're too little to understand. I want to tell you that I look... Find Out More
Growing Up With Him by Omy
Those were the words I heard come out of my father's mouth when I finally announced to him that I was pregnant. It was in those two little words coming through the phone (I had told him on the phone because I didn't want to see the disappointment in his face when I dropped the... Find Out More
At the Tivoli
by Lorrie Colin Spoering
Hordes of high school kids. They look so young.
Lanky, gawky high school boys. Smirking, laughing, gathered around a
table. Trying to look like you belong here. It is painfully obvious you
do not. You want to look older, like MEN, not the boys you are.
You are boys.... Find Out More
Being a Zero
"Wow, how much do you weigh?"
"Where do you buy clothes that fit?"
"What size do you wear?"
Somewhere along the way these personal questions started seeming acceptable to strangers. Not only is it not their business, but a body shape that I'd never had to consider... Find Out More
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