The Wedding

Everyone who’s important showed up for them today, I noticed. From where I stood at the front of the altar, I could still see a few guests straggling along down the beach, trying to skip over the sand patches and make it down to the water, where the ceremony has already begun. It’s a perfect […]

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Leaving

I remember coming into town around 11 PM on a Sunday night three months ago. I was tired. I had driven eight hours up from school in North Carolina. It was dark, and the roads were quiet, with the exception of my car radio, the volume kept high purposely to keep me awake. I remember […]

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Duffy’s on the Lake

All summer it’s been a routine of mine to go out to dinner with my friend on our one night a week off from work. Although usually on Tuesdays, this week we switched it up with a Monday. So Monday afternoon, my friend called me and told me to get ready for dinner. Most of […]

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Duffer’s

Thursday morning—or afternoon—I woke up with the worst pounding headache and the stalest taste of beer leftover in my mouth. It was a crazy Dollar Bottle night at Echos, and opening my eyes to find myself in a familiar place—my living room couch—and finding out my friend, Meredith, who was passed out on the opposite […]

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Watch the Tramcar, Please

This isn’t the first time I’ve ridden the tramcar alone. Somehow I manage to do it every summer, and every summer I don’t particularly mind it, being the observer that I am. Although usually not this creepy, I like to sit and take in everything around me—scenery, people, conversations. I especially didn’t mind it today. […]

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