This month, we’ve got spilled coffee grounds, animal births at the apocalypse, and a cancer survivor’s story. To submit a first line, email us.
“Ironing was women’s work—except when it came to his Klan garb.”
“I first became aware of Imperial Austria and Dad’s curious association with it one pleasant summer afternoon in February 1921, when I was seven.”
Kenneth D. Michaels
“I spilled the coffee grounds, put jam on my cereal, and buttered the dog, all while trying to find Dr. Strong’s telephone number.”
Laura VanArendonk Baugh
“Ariana spotted Shianan Becknam in the traffic almost immediately, but she pretended to search a moment longer.”
“Animal births delivered mostly heartache at this stage of the apocalypse.”