humanity

For better or for worse, relationships reveal the core of the human condition.

Michelle Frank13 hours ago
Pay It Forward
Growing up mainly in Maine, I had the opportunity to see my fellow Maineiacs go out of their way to help those in need, whether it was someone broken down on the side of the road or a family in need a...
Diary of a Dad Aged 50¾ - Part 5
Welcome to the weekend following "World Kindness Day" on Tuesday. You’ve got to love a national day but there just seems to be so many. On the Monday before it was: World French Dip Day (so many thoug...
Danny Weaver4 days ago
I'm Transparent About Being a Male Sexual Assault Survivor
“Rise above the storm and you will find the sunshine.” - Mario Fernandez November 14, 2014 was the day that my life was forever changed. Four years ago, I was sexually assaulted. I won't share the det...
Terry James5 days ago
Holiday Wars
~~~*Holiday Wars*~~~ Thanksgiving was not happy, not even a little bit, as he looked out over the world on his day of days. He witnessed the huddled freezing masses lined up in front of storefronts an...
Hello It's Me
While I was listening to the radio, the announcer talked about a writing project that is all the rage these days, writing a letter to himself. This letter from me to me, which is particularly addresse...
Chloe Gilholy6 days ago
Fishman Chapter Ten
Todd always seems to be the first to bar and loves being the last to leave. In the corner of the pub where cold pints covered the little table by the fire, Todd shows me some of his favourite screensh...
Aiyan Turley8 days ago
Unwanted
Unwanted The first time I felt like a trash bag, blown away drifting and stained with filth and holes was the day I watched her go. Every year the celebration of the great existence and sacrifices of ...
Chloe Gilholy8 days ago
Fishman Chapter Nine
I think about the dream I had last night. It’s just a dream, it’s not and it never will be a flashback: Kathleen had no bad bone in her body. I’m not a gambling man, but if I was, I would bet that Kat...
Heather Wride9 days ago
Antisocial Media
On an August morning I sat and I scrolled through a friend’s Facebook feed. Smiling at photos, status updates, his reminiscing of memories past, his plans for the future. The excitement of the plane t...
Seun Ayorinde9 days ago
Beauty
"Aunty Seun, we can't take that bike," Kemi lashed out in disgust. "Why?" I asked. She replied,"The Okada man is ugly." The above dialogue transpired between me and a certain younger friend of mine, t...
Chloe Gilholy10 days ago
Fishman Chapter Eight
“Hi Bobby!” Sarah smiles at me as if we were still married. From the way she holds me hands and pecks my cheek, makes me feel warm and fuzzy inside. I can never bring myself to hate her, even after he...
Brandi Payne11 days ago
On Cold Concrete
It was ten o’clock at night when Peter was getting off his shift at the popular pizza joint in his neighborhood. It was the same time every night for the last three years. He was working his way throu...
Jen G12 days ago
University
“So, do the guys at school ask you to frat parties?” my friend recently asked me. “No,” I replied. “They open the door for me and call me ‘ma’am.'” As I turned 34, I decided to treat myself to an extr...
Glen Hance12 days ago
Acts Of Kindness
That old ‘89 Ford Ranger was full of character. Until my dad fixed it, The Ranger drove for months in four-wheel drive, low range, 4th gear, because the rest of the transmission was shot. There was no...
Chapter 1
1/15/18 I believed I had reached the plateau of stability as an adult. Thirty-two years old with the highest paying job I had ever acquired, and a relationship with a man that I truly believed would l...
Abby W14 days ago
Psych and Prejudice Pt. 6
There's a bunch of video trailers for a new movie that came out this year that focuses on an African-American who works at a call center. Many people hang up on him when he talks normally, which then prompts his coworker to give him the advice to talk like a white person. He does and starts to get more responses than he did normally. There is a term for what he does, it is called code-switching. Code-switching is when we change up the way we speak in order to get a better outcome than what would...
Danielle Rae14 days ago
Another Word For
In the beginning things were pretty good. It was fun and I knew things were going faster then what I was comfortable with. Our first date we spent hours talking and we seemed to like the same things a...
Chloe Gilholy14 days ago
Fishman Chapter Seven
“Bobby, do you think she will be okay?” Shrugging my shoulders, I lock the door behind me and toss the keys in the cabinet. “I don’t know.” “What do you mean you don’t know?” “Her dad dragged her into...