Story archives - December 2010

btd

My mom hides my Christmas presents better than she hides her sex toys.

tags: humor Christmas embarrassing [add]

2010-12-23 13:52:41 / Rating: 858.5 /

Pierogi

We drove directly into the slums of Detroit just to buy the Polish treats from your childhood and when you pointed out the crack-deal going on down the street rather than ushering me out of that place as fast as possible, I was proud to call you my father.

tags: father tradition drugs Christmastime [add]

2010-12-23 13:52:08 / Rating: 605 /

Mariel

Half of my family got me food while the other half paid for the dentist to make sure I couldn't eat any of it.

tags: dentist tooth pulling pain irony cavities christmas love food [add]

2010-12-23 13:51:06 / Rating: 486.5 /

buk

By the time I worked up the courage to IM him and finally reveal my little crush, he had signed off.

tags: maybe tomorrow [add]

2010-12-22 13:25:22 / Rating: 397 /

Ashlei

As the beeping turned to a flat tone, a tear rolled down her face, as if to tell us that she would miss us too.

tags: death [add]

2010-12-22 13:24:41 / Rating: 674.75 /

Nat

After listening to him talk about a bunch of people I didn't know for over an hour, I finally told him how I was feeling, but when I looked up to gauge his reaction, I realised he was sending a message on his Blackberry.

tags: lonely alone a good wife [add]

2010-12-22 13:10:05 / Rating: 480.75 /

jacob

No matter how many Christmas lights or stockings you hang or how many little Christmas trees you put up a bunker will never feel like Christmas.

tags: military Christmas bunker [add]

2010-12-21 13:32:21 / Rating: 583 /

Milkshake

He looked over at me from the driver's seat of his car, smiling despite the tears streaming down his face, the half-priced milkshake rapidly melting in the cup holder beside him, and said in a shaky, cracking voice, "This is catharsis."

tags: catharsis milkshake conflicts resolutions turning points [add]

2010-12-21 13:29:27 / Rating: 364.25 /

Libby Lepellier

I took the last clean fork and the last clean spoon and ate the last of the Top Ramen on the last day of the week, the last day of school before vacation.

tags: last time friday eat humor top ramen [add]

2010-12-19 22:22:48 / Rating: 503.5 /

MRT

I found out that Don't Ask, Don't Tell had been repealed two hours after I came out to my little sister.

tags: don't ask don't tell dadt lesbian gay queer lgbt lgbtq sister coming out repealed [add]

2010-12-19 22:22:23 / Rating: 613.25 /

Alicia Rice

The monk with the enchanting smile started to read my journal and when I pulled it away he apologized, continuing my tradition of inappropriate reactions to Thai monks.

tags: monk Thai journal [add]

2010-12-10 10:16:20 / Rating: 414.5 /

Nate

Before she kissed me, she told me that regrets are like bad movies in that they make us laugh sometimes when we watch them over but are needed to show us what a good movie is.

tags: kiss regret movies laugh [add]

2010-12-10 10:15:33 / Rating: 653.75 /

Jasmine Lei

One year later, I still haven't told you that dinner with you on our first date was a major step to recovering from my eating disorder.

tags: eating disorders food love romance date first date [add]

2010-12-09 08:49:26 / Rating: 978.75 /

Astrid

My therapist finished reading the journal entry from three-years-ago and looked at me with wide, sad eyes, finally understanding.

tags: fourteen molested harassed fear afraid sadness [add]

2010-12-08 13:13:48 / Rating: 578 /

Raines

We call each other soulmates and yet we still can't agree on how much Radiohead sucks.

tags: music relationships soulmates [add]

2010-12-07 09:43:43 / Rating: 663.75 /

miss milwaukee's nameless

Needless to say, the homophobic teacher did not appreciate watching the two boys share a quick kiss.

tags: school homophobia kiss boys [add]

2010-12-07 09:43:23 / Rating: 564.25 /

Isn't technology wonderful?

The man who sexually assaulted me last year and made me into the broken mess I am today just friend requested me on Facebook.

tags: assault irony anger [add]

2010-12-07 09:42:55 / Rating: 627.25 /

X

Though young, we were fierce in our compassion, and when we saw that the animals in the petting zoo were being treated unfairly, it wasn't long at all before we took matters into our own hands.

tags: petting zoo animal rights [add]

2010-12-07 09:41:43 / Rating: 512.25 /

Toaster

I figured I'd be alright after comforting my grief counselor while they cried after talking about the death of my father.

tags: counseling death father tears [add]

2010-12-07 09:39:30 / Rating: 628.75 /

Mr. Romance

It wasn't until she pulled out her homework that I realized that we were not actually on a date.

tags: humor dating oops [add]

2010-12-06 15:09:41 / Rating: 831.5 /

boop

I asked her the time, and she said "No sweetie, it's Tuesday."

tags: humor [add]

2010-12-06 15:09:26 / Rating: 441.5 /

Adeline

I decided to go big when coming out to my family by revealing all at the same time that I'm lesbian, agnostic, vegan, and I work for a phone sex hotline.

tags: lesbian coming out agnostic vegan phone sex [add]

2010-12-06 15:08:50 / Rating: 1093.5 /

Brooke

Even before getting completely stoned with my dad, uncle, and cousins that Thanksgiving, I knew I had the best family on earth.

tags: humor weed drugs family Thanksgiving [add]

2010-12-06 13:29:23 / Rating: 745.5 /