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09.12.2016

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The Sun Interview

Every Reason To Stay Eva Saulitis’s Life With Whales

by Christine Byl
“What if you lose an entire pod of orcas in an oil spill? What does that mean? Not just that you’ve lost thirty-six animals; you’ve lost genetic diversity, a lifeway, a language, a whole culture.” MORE

Essays, Memoirs, & True Stories

In The Body That Once Was Mine

by Eva Saulitis

“My body matured on the flood plain of Lake Erie, weather-maker, nearly ten thousand square miles of freshwater surface area upon which winds kick up violent waves.”

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The Edge Of The World

by Connie May Fowler

Violence, chaos, and beauty

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My Jets Cap

by Sparrow

“One day a woman on a subway platform called out to me, ‘Go, Jets!’ while raising her fist. Puzzled, I looked behind me and saw no one. Then I remembered: I was wearing a Jets cap.”

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Scotty

by Wayne Scott

“The story begins with a message on Facebook: ‘I’m looking for Wayne Scott from the Baltimore area. A Navy veteran, about seventy-two or seventy-three. A relative of yours by any chance?’ ”

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Pedal, Pedal, Pedal

by Heather Sellers

A woman and her bike

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Fiction

Pretty Women

by Lisa Taddeo

“Clara, neither the first nor the most loved, was the one who showed me that I could withstand the pain.”

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Poetry

Poetry

by Mark Smith-Soto
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Readers Write

Making Friends

by Our Readers

Late-night smokes, swearing lessons, the facts of life

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Sunbeams

“After baseball, America’s favorite pastime may be the process of reinventing itself, continuously redefining its identity and searching for its soul.”

Brenda Payton

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Letter to the Editor

If you’re thinking about writing us a letter, give in to the temptation.

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