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Channel: December 2014 – Hippocampus Magazine – Memorable Creative Nonfiction
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Honor by Reynold Junker

I stood up from my chair and stretched. I could feel the tightness of the end of the day pulling through my back and shoulders. “I’d better be shoving off,” I said. “How about a nightcap to speed you...

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Concrete by Riley H. Welcker

My father was a licensed contractor, a do-it-yourselfer, a Dave-of-every-trade. He built every house from the ground up. He only hired out for ductwork and sheetrock jobs—he didn’t have the manpower...

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Do You Have Anything to Declare? by Angela Palm

I suppose I could have said that I was between jobs, or that I was changing careers. That I’d been distracted by the curious landscape of southern Quebec—oddly shaped roadside businesses barely...

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Forgetting Fire by Maureen Hirthler

(Note to readers: This story contains graphic content.) She launched herself out of the crowd, a wailing projectile aimed directly at me. Her kick to my chest knocked me out of my crouch, and I...

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The Permeance of White by Melinda Freudenberger

Jacket John has a jacket so white, so puffy that when he puts it on, he looks like the Michelin man. I never let him know how much I hate it because when a man takes something like that to get cleaned...

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On Getting Dressed by Sharon Stephenson

I lean against the chalkboard and wait for the young woman to speak. I feel especially put together because I am wearing an outfit; I bought all three pieces at the same time, indicating my financial...

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What Rules by Jennifer Alessi

Suzanne might say that I had it backwards—that she didn’t break the rules so much as they broke her. In her native Virginia Beach, a sailor’s town, girls (she’d argue) were supposed to be pretty, and...

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Sanrinsha by Carolyn Roberts

It was the tricycle. A small, rusted tricycle that changed the way I looked at Japan. The year was 2011, just months after the tsunami, and at first I enjoyed the absence of other Westerners. I wore...

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Gathering Stock by Deirdre Sinnott

“I fell,” said Mom on our semi-weekly phone call. Her voice strained as if in pain and sounded thick as if I had awakened her from sleep. “I’m okay. It’s nothing.” The next day, my older sister Kelly...

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These Violent Delights Have Violent Ends by Mary Killian

Most Memorable: December 2014   “What is it?” I asked. “A duck, I think,” replied Charlie. “How come it’s here?” I figured that was a reasonable question. “I thought you might want it,” he said. “For...

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Honor by Reynold Junker

I stood up from my chair and stretched. I could feel the tightness of the end of the day pulling through my back and shoulders. “I’d better be shoving off,” I said. “How about a nightcap to speed you...

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Concrete by Riley H. Welcker

My father was a licensed contractor, a do-it-yourselfer, a Dave-of-every-trade. He built every house from the ground up. He only hired out for ductwork and sheetrock jobs—he didn’t have the manpower...

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Do You Have Anything to Declare? by Angela Palm

I suppose I could have said that I was between jobs, or that I was changing careers. That I’d been distracted by the curious landscape of southern Quebec—oddly shaped roadside businesses barely...

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Forgetting Fire by Maureen Hirthler

(Note to readers: This story contains graphic content.) She launched herself out of the crowd, a wailing projectile aimed directly at me. Her kick to my chest knocked me out of my crouch, and I...

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The Permeance of White by Melinda Freudenberger

Jacket John has a jacket so white, so puffy that when he puts it on, he looks like the Michelin man. I never let him know how much I hate it because when a man takes something like that to get cleaned...

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On Getting Dressed by Sharon Stephenson

I lean against the chalkboard and wait for the young woman to speak. I feel especially put together because I am wearing an outfit; I bought all three pieces at the same time, indicating my financial...

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What Rules by Jennifer Alessi

Suzanne might say that I had it backwards—that she didn’t break the rules so much as they broke her. In her native Virginia Beach, a sailor’s town, girls (she’d argue) were supposed to be pretty, and...

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Sanrinsha by Carolyn Roberts

It was the tricycle. A small, rusted tricycle that changed the way I looked at Japan. The year was 2011, just months after the tsunami, and at first I enjoyed the absence of other Westerners. I wore...

View Article

Image may be NSFW.
Clik here to view.

Gathering Stock by Deirdre Sinnott

“I fell,” said Mom on our semi-weekly phone call. Her voice strained as if in pain and sounded thick as if I had awakened her from sleep. “I’m okay. It’s nothing.” The next day, my older sister Kelly...

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These Violent Delights Have Violent Ends by Mary Killian

Most Memorable: December 2014   “What is it?” I asked. “A duck, I think,” replied Charlie. “How come it’s here?” I figured that was a reasonable question. “I thought you might want it,” he said. “For...

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