Category Archives: non-fiction

What a Deaf Cat Can Teach Us

NON-FICTION, 1200 WORDS. My cat sat looking out our bedroom window, calm and entrenched in his favorite bed. I walked into the room and called to him, as I’d done for sixteen years. He remained undistracted, and I spoke louder. … Continue reading

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This Man

NON-FICTION, 730 WORDS. He’s long gone. This man, dressed as best he could, is lost to us. The New York City street where he stood has been re-paved, many times. The street has been better treated than he. Today, the … Continue reading

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Signs

We’re nearly one week on from our loss, and our thoughts are filled with Jadey. There will be a time for culling the best photos together, and finding the movies we made. For now, we’re dealing with the shock and … Continue reading

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Goodbye to a Friend

Yesterday was a very sad day; we had to put our middle cat down. Jadey was almost 17 years old, and very healthy for most of her life. We weren’t planning anything of the sort, but her lower jaw had … Continue reading

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Memorial Day (part one)

MEMORIAL DAY (part one) The Literate Show commemorates a special American holiday with the first of several posts over the long weekend. Memorial Day is not about selling cars or mattresses. It’s not about cookouts or boisterous advertisements, nor is … Continue reading

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Memorial Day (part two)

MEMORIAL DAY (part two) The Literate Show’s second Memorial Day installment covers the men of Torpedo Squadron Eight, who flew from the USS Hornet to attack the Japanese, poised to invade Midway Atoll, June 4th, 1942. While making their slow … Continue reading

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Memorial Day (part three)

MEMORIAL DAY (part three) What follows is the 3rd installment of The Literate Show’s Memorial Day weekend. Memorial Day is specific to one day. Truth be told, many Americans think of our war dead every single day of the year. … Continue reading

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