A man with the right scruffed-up beard and breadth of chest swaggered into the S and M dungeon that was my place of business, and twenty minutes and one grand later had my chin — still soft with the downy fluff of teen-girl skin — held steady in one paw while the other one flew at my face so hard and fast that I ceased to exist as the same collection of matter I had been the previous instant.
When Sarah’s mother, Penny, got sick four years into our marriage, we decided to move back to Mississippi, considering it penance for the sins of our youth. We signed a lease on a house, a white one-story on the historical register with a wraparound porch and angels, stars, and the moon painted on the transom above the front door.
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Congratulations to Sun editorial, intern Anna Gazmarian, whose work will appear in an anthology of personal essays by voices from the Armenian diaspora.
Two Sun contributors — Jaquira Díaz and T Kira Madden — were selected as finalists in the category for Best Lesbian Memoir/Biography
Jacqueline Alnes at Longreads included Joseph Holt’s essay “Love Running” on a list of recent essays that helped her grieve a recent heartbreak.
Sun contributors win prizes.
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Two selections first published in The Sun have been awarded the Pushcart Prize, which honors exceptional writing from America’s small presses. Click here for details.
Three essays published in The Sun were listed as “notable” in The Best American Essays 2012, edited by David Brooks.