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Memoir Nonfiction Writing

Polly Was a Fat Dog

The story of the world’s fattest liver and white basset hound

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Memoir Nonfiction Uncategorized

True Facts from the Small Town of Phenix, Virginia: The Aces

In the mid 1980s, there was a makeshift skate park on the tennis court off Church Street in Phenix, Virginia, where long haired, zit-faced teenage boys would do kick flips and ollies on their skateboards and smoke cigarettes under their perfectly constructed wooden quarter pipe while listening to The Ramones and Motörhead. These kids formed a rough and tumble street gang known as The Aces. See end note.

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Memoir Nonfiction

Thoughts From My Grandmother’s Funeral; or, This is Not Sad, Depressing Commentary

The year was 1997. I sat in the backseat of a tiny Toyota Corolla with my perfumed, slightly purpled hair Granny Hamlett as my neighbor. She was seated directly behind my dad at the wheel whose eyes searched for fellow road warriors and interstate truckers to shake his head at.

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Memoir Nonfiction

In response to Phenix Being Named to the 10 Small Towns In Virginia Where You’d Never Want To Live

A dude who grew up in Phenix, Virginia, responds to a dude who has never been there.