Just Can't Get Enough

Love and Defecation By Adrianne Dow Young From All 23 Bunnies and How To Eat That Every once in a while, I read a news story about someone putting something in the microwave that they should not. It’s generally something alive and vulnerable like a puppy or baby or kitten. They are stories that have made me afraid of microwaves and the people who use them. It’s a fathomless idea– nuking something that you are going to put in your … Read More

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Just Can't Get Enough

By Intern Nathalie of Horrifying Angela had great tits. The boys at school, they called them knockers because of the way one was constantly pushing at the other one, like a pillow fight beneath Angela’s tight school uniform. When she de-robed during P.E., she wore a bra, not the white, stretchy training kind, but the real deal, with black lace, under wire and cups that ran over with milky white flesh. I didn’t want a bra. I was thirteen and … Read More

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Just Can't Get Enough

By Overheard in PDX I was so excited to do this Back Fence thing that guess I missed the part where Melissa said it was supposed to be a true story. So I’m going to read my little soliloquy here anyway. But first I’m going to tell you the true part. See, about six months ago, I had this dream where I died. No. It’s ok. It was in the dream, you know? But it was unlike those Freddie Krueger … Read More

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True Colors

Our August 13th event featured six wonderful storytellers. Check out Adrienne Flagg’s and Frank D’Andrea’s True Colors stories below. Our next event is October 22nd at Urban Grind East. Our next theme is Just Can’t Get Enough: Getting Stuffed and Being Stuffed. [vimeo 1551511] [vimeo 1566190]

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Back Fence PDX is Today!

Tonight at 7:30pm at Urban Grind East (2214 NE Oregon St) six storytellers will tell six minute long, true, unmemorized stories. RSVP here. Details are in the sidebar. Check the video below for a wonderful example of the power of the live story. We asked Nate (@xolotl for Twitter-ites) of Xolotl.org to tell a story totally spontaneously. And he did. Live storytelling — the original social network. Join us. [vimeo 1520508]

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True Colors

True Colors by mediaChick A few days ago I accepted a call from my mother. She had already called my office line and left a message, which I didn’t get around to before leaving for the day. I still haven’t listened to it. She reached me in my car on the cell later that night, en route to hang out with some new friends. It was unusual for her to try to reach me twice on the same day; it … Read More

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True Colors

Rather Un-Christianlike by Crissyspage.com Five years ago this August I applied for a job as a librarian at a Catholic school. I had been toying with the idea of getting a second Master’s degree and becoming a school librarian. I don’t know what possessed me to consider this as a great career choice since: A. I had no teaching experience other than 3/4 of a teaching certificate. B. I’m not a librarian per se. C. I’m not Catholic. D. I … Read More

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True Colors

By Nels from With Sexy Results In sixth grade, I was THE MAN. In Corvallis, Oregon where I grew up, we had middle school instead of junior high. That meant the sixth, seventh and eighth graders all went to school together. It also meant there was a lot of social pressure on the sixth graders to act like eighth graders. I had to get a girlfriend. Luckily, talking to girls always came naturally to me. Of course, that meant getting … Read More

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True Colors

All Me by Chris from Surviving Myself “Well that doesn’t surprise me.” The words fell out of John’s mouth just like that. No hint of emotion, just a statement, kind of like when someone is talking to their Mom and has zoned out halfway through the conversation, so everything they say sounds exactly the same. — “Yeah Mom” and “I don’t know. Yesterday?” A monotone reaction. That’s what John had to the notion that I had just purchased three snacks … Read More

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True Colors

Father’s Day by The Underblawg Mimi thought our dad was pretty good. He wasn’t home much, but Mom said that was because he was an important man, and people everywhere wanted to know what he thought about things. “He misses you when he’s away,” she told us. “That’s why he always brings you presents.” One time, he brought us bright green T-shirts with drawings of dancing toucans on the front. “They’re from Caracas,” he said. One Saturday, Mimi skipped into … Read More

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