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Homeless man drug and alcohol addict sitting alone and depressed on the street in winter clothes feeling anxious cold and lonely, social documentary concept dramatic black and white image

Ask the Rust

By Sean-Taro Nishi, After being kicked out of my ex’s apartment I had to move back in with my old man. You’d think after beating prostate cancer last December he’d be grateful to have me back. But no. He says I need to pay rent if I want to stay

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Homeless man drug and alcohol addict sitting alone and depressed on the street in winter clothes feeling anxious cold and lonely, social documentary concept dramatic black and white image

Ask the Rust

By Sean-Taro Nishi, After being kicked out of my ex’s apartment I had to move back in with my old man. You’d think after beating prostate cancer last December he’d be grateful to have me back. But no. He says I need to pay rent if I want to stay

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Butch

Butch

By Thomas Penn Johnson, Douglas Park was just at the bottom of The Big Hill at the West end of the block where Butch lived,

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Final Draft

By Sarah Edmonds   5 minutes to -30- This is a love story. It’s important to remember that. 24 hours to -30- I had trouble

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Altiplano

By David Bassano, That last summer in Mexico I was in the altiplano, or high plains, where the peyote grows. There were little villages of

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Ticktock

Tick Tock

By Leah Eichler My five-year old granddaughter came up with the name. Once she heard me whispering about the “titkos,” meaning secret in Hungarian.  To

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Plastic Breath

By Alfredo Salvatore Arcilesi, After seven days of intolerable confinement, Izzy decided that this foggy afternoon was the right time to free herself. And, if

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The gift of listening

The Gift of Listening

By Rose Margaret Deniz, While Rona slept, an earthquake rattled a tiny distant shore on the Sea of Marmara 5,128 miles away from her pre-fab

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