Animal Dreams by Jennifer Maisel
I wonder when theyll tell me about the cancer - is this the wrong thing to be happening
to my body? Maybe its the right thing, maybe its the only reaction to the world my body can
have, maybe its the only way it can expres
One of those Hideous Books where the Mother Dies
By Sonya Sones
Its funny. Even when depression swallows every single ray of
sunshine in our life, we can still have a vague sense of humor. We
can still take a step back and look at our own life and
Shoulders by Shane Koyczan
Like many, I love to look at the stars.
I love the fact that ours is just one among many.
What I love about astronomy is that our constellations tell a story.
Our constellations were born from mythology.
Mythology was our first
TO THIS DAY- SHANE KOYCZAN
When I was a kid
I used to think that pork chops and karate chops
were the same thing
I thought they were both pork chops
and because my grandmother thought it was cute
and because they were my favorite
she let me keep doing it
Far From You by Tess Sharpe
I don't mean to steal the prescription pad. I really don't. It never
even crosses my mind until the Saturday I take Dad lunch at his
I sit down in his swivel chair, wincing when it leans back too far.
I brush my fingers
By Nicole Blackman
Most of my friends don't know I was born a twin. She was born
sixty-three seconds before me. Her name was Natalie. We came
here together. She left without me.
We shared a room and split it down the middle. I put a
THE LIST BY SIOBHAN VIVIAN
You have to eat breakfast today.
Eat breakfast, Bridget.
This is her life every morning. No, every meal, every bite chewed to a monotone mantra, mental
cheerleading needed to accomplish a task that would be no big deal to a
TFA IE Constitution
Oratory is an activity in which the student writes, memorizes, and then delivers a persuasive speech arising from
his/her personal feelings, convictions, or a source of irritation about some problem. Topics for the ori
A Beginners Guide
What are these weird acronyms?
DI = Dramatic Interpretation
HI = Humorous Interpretation
We use the acronyms mainly because theres way too
many syllables in dramatic interpretation or humorous
Fly Boy, My Secret Life, and The Great Escape by Charles Bukowski
Listen, he said, you ever seen a bunch of crabs in a
No, I told him
Well, what happens is that now and then one crab
Will climb up on top of the others
And begin to climb toward the
The Blue Dress
By Reginald Gibbons
I remember the night you tore my new blue dress that you couldn't
tell from silk
right off my back, left me
naked in a corner with my hands up and you yelling at me
I spent too much of your money, said I wouldn't
Crossing Paths by Janet ONeil
IntroS- I mean, I don't think I'm alone when I look at the homeless person or the bum or the psychotic
or the drunk or the drug addict or the criminal and see their baby pictures in my mind's eye. You
don't think they were cu
By Lee Blessing
KIMBERLY: For those of you who dont know who I am- my name is was
Kimberly Ann Mary Bergalis. Im using the past tense by the
way, out of respect for myself. The whole ordeal began quite
innocently. In the middle of my junior year
Pink by Judith Thompson
Everyone deals with loss differently. Many sit in silence and wait for the shock to pass. Others
are dumbfounded, disbelieving, but some become angry. Now that sounds crazy but it will make
more sense when you realize that w
By Dori Appel
(Theresa Barnes, a woman in her late thirties, speaks from a ward in a mental hospital,
addressing the audience as though speaking to fellow patients. Throughout the monologue,
moments of forthrightness and humor vie with those of conf
Tell Me Why You Cry
By Nicole Rose Patridge
until they started showing up in places they didnt
belong, like in his armpit or on his scalp. Then there
were nosebleeds, which were a constant occurrence.
My mom would always have to remind us, Dont
They say t
The Susan Smith Tapes by R.M. Vaughan
Miss Oprah, I hope you still remember me. My name is Susan Smith and I did an evil
thing. (She stops the camera, rewinds for a few seconds, then starts again) Miss Oprah,
I know you still remember me. My
After the Bowling Stopped
this guy played guitar on stage,
and it made me think of you, because
you play guitar on stage.
So I spent the next fifteen minutes
running a mental slide show.
In Blinding by Florence and the M
AS THE ORCHESTRA PLAYED
By Tawnysha Lynch
Summoned to Auschwitzs doors,
I could hear the violins mournful voice
Calling to me as I entered historys largest grave
As the orchestra played.
When lifes selections took place,
I could hear the drums rhythmic pa
By Chuck Palahniuk
Nobody's all-the-way dead yet, but let's just
say the clock is ticking. Not that anybody in this big
drama is a real alive person, either. You can trace
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