Issue 22 Nonfiction

by David Scheier

this could be any bar in the world, even though it’s on Amsterdam St. in New York, with tan and dark brown floor tiles, posters of Madeleine Peyroux, young men with slicked-back hair dressed in blazers even in the summer, sipping drinks under dim lights. Three plasma televisions hang above the bar, all of them off. Years from now I’ll try to remember the pale white woman playing saxophone, accompanied by a guy on bass.

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Households Made of Plastic
by Ellen Duffer

the door was to remain shut if I was playing Barbies. This was the most important rule. The second-most important rule was that I could only play Barbies alone. It was to be a solitary activity—no one could watch or participate.

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