All posts tagged: best of

My Name is Mai by JL Hall

Best of 2019: Bankgkok Every time I climb the stairs to the Skywalk, I look for her. For Mai, small and filthy in her yellow dress. She sits here against a pillar, baht scattered and glinting around her, a tattered cardboard sign propped in her lap […]

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Best of 2019: Michelle Bracken

Being There California, Summer, 1998 We had never gone away together, never taken a vacation. My mother had always been too busy cleaning houses, changing diapers, and dating worthless men. But she made time, one summer when I was fourteen going on fifteen, for us […]

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Best of 2019: James Agombar

Is this the End of the World? Savai’i, Western Samoa I knew it would be memorable part of my trip, but this underestimation made me question a few things. The boat from Upolu was soothing and people mostly kept their heads down to thwart the […]

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