There’s a group of strangers blocking the sidewalk up ahead, and so I thread myself between the nose and tail of two parked cars to walk down the middle of the street instead. That’s how I notice the necklace that dangles from the rearview mirror, tugging at my peripheral vision…

and the stories told by the vaccine rollout, from the perspective of a person with Type 1 diabetes.

Our recycling bin is currently feathered with the torn-up shreds of last week’s New York Times magazine, and the reason is that I’m a freelancer. Since I’m self-employed, I have to buy…

The only sound is the snickering of candles we’ve arranged on the edge of the sink and the closed toilet seat, their flames flickering gold on our forehead sweat. Is the occasional swoosh of the shallow water that we swirl with our bath-puckered hands, just to sense movement. Is the…

Finding meaning in the spaces between

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GAP, noun \’gap\ :

(1) a difference, especially an undesirable one, between two views or situations

(2) an incomplete or deficient area

(3) an assailable position

KKatie Ledecky carves water into shards as the construction men shatter the street outside our house, hunting for the source of the leak. The…

I know that it’s not permanent. I know that there are way worse injuries than broken ankles, and that even broken ankles are often way worse than mine. I know this. People break bones all the time. Children break bones all the time. But maybe it’s easier for children. They…

Leah Pellegrini

Writer, farmer, etc, just trying to make Mama Nay proud.

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