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Branching Out

By Alyssa Lizotte “Please,” I begged to my parents as they stood there shaking their heads at me, with their arms crossed. “NO, for the last time Alyssa,” they shouted at me, almost in unison, […]

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“Nostalgia”

By Steven Connors             It’s maddening—trying to remember something that’s just out of reach.  Perhaps it’s part of a subconscious defense mechanism for the mind to erase painful memories—repression, that is.  After all, at first, […]

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The Cupcake Queen

By Chris Bacon Standing in an apron behind a brilliantly illuminated display of perfectly crafted cupcakes, Renee King delightfully greets and waits on each of her customers, individually. It’s around noon on “Small Business Saturday” […]