Nice move___. Say something such as, You think that one was bad? Be safe. See the world with an outlook and regularly try to transform situations into anecdotes Sex Dating in your mind. Don't let him know your motivation. I mean when I met my hubby online, here's what I wrote to him: I like meat, sports and beer. Don't go out every day. Let them get used to you not being there for them at all times. You might be a little nervous (that's fine) -- just don't go on and on about underwater basket weaving without letting your date respond. That means not saying, Eh, she's cute - but I prefer brunettes to blondes. Don't act dumb. Sometimes it's a little difficult to go on a date when all she does is smile and toss her hair). Or ever accidentally said something that set your date off? Be natural. Instead, trawl sites to find one you personally identify with. Whether it's lying about your age, your height or your occupation, any misrepresentations will paint you as dishonest, so it's best to be as honest and upfront as possible when creating your profile.

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In Defense of I Don’t Know

When I was five years old or so, I would purposely get myself lost in the clothing racks at department stores. I’d stand back, watching my mom slowly disappear—thinking I was following behind, and then I’d press open a rack of clothes and climb through. I don’t know what I’d think about in there. Probably [...]

Upcycled Prose

When we were children, my brother and I loved decorating our Christmas tree with mahogany ornaments hand painted by my mother. Too many moves during my childhood resulted in an eventual loss of the ornaments. Fast-forward to the bland world of adulthood: People sell these ornament kits, now mega-vintage 1970s, on EBay. Do not ask [...]

From the Attic: I’ll Tell You Why

 “Every Little Thing” by Sara Levine   Children of a certain age are relentlessly inquisitive about the world in which they live. They want to know why and how everything around them works. In this story from issue 5, Sara Levine drops her characters, a mother and a daughter, down a rabbit hole of “why” [...]

The Personal Essay: A Generative Act of Revealing Self

Some critics of the personal essay argue it isn’t creative because we are retelling an actual event, not “giving birth” to an entire world like in fiction, where every detail has to be generated. To an extent, that’s true. A personal essay doesn’t construct a new reality—the location, people, and events are real; the writer [...]

From the Attic: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Business

“How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Business” by David Kiefaber   I love a good sports essay. Particularly when the sport featured is professional wrestling, or as David Kiefaber astutely calls it: “Shakespeare in bib overalls.” And who knew Roland Barthes was a fan of the likes of Hulk Hogan? Hold on [...]

Genre Poetry: It Doesn’t Have to Suck

Genre is sometimes viewed as a dirty word in poetry. When a poem is classified by a genre, the piece is expected to follow certain tropes. In the case of science fiction, these tropes include artificial life, humanity’s relationship to technology, and traveling between seemingly impassable barriers. A thriving subculture exists in poetry under the [...]

From the Attic: This Is A Poem…

“The False Mirror” by Julie Marie Wade   “The False Mirror,” from issue 18, shares more than its name with René Magritte’s reflective painting. Both ask: what do we see, believe, or understand when we turn our eye on itself?  You can see the painting for yourself at Margritte’s current exhibit at the Museum of [...]

From the Attic: Rising Above the Practical

  “As Everything Has Three Parts, & We Divide Them However We Want,” “Advice to Passengers,” “Translation with Missing Original,” and “Your New Birthday” by John Gallagher    John Gallagher’s poems ascend over the practical to a place where what can be stated straightforwardly and simply is never actually straightforward or simple. These four poems, [...]

From the Attic: Place and the Body

  Interview with Bret Anthony Johnston   As Bret Anthony Johnston puts it in this interview from issue 5, “Place is story. Place is conflict. Place is character.” Johnston’s first novel, Remember Me Like This, will be released next year. The novel’s set in the Texan Gulf, and as a Gulf Coast native myself, I [...]

Writing Culture

I never wrote about my Persian heritage as a kid—unless you count a fascination with scimitars in grade school.  Still, that was just the odd writing assignment, an excuse to draw curved blades in the margins of my paper. These days, I know a scimitar isn’t exclusively Persian, although the word itself comes from the [...]