life

The Woman On The Plane

by: Daniel DeMay A terse, but profound, glimpse into one woman’s life and the nightmare it has devolved into… She has long blonde hair and…

Love Song for Amygdala

by: Lara Messersmith-Glavin An impactful essay about learning to celebrate the experience of anger and using it to overcome complacency in this political moment… The amygdala…

Family Business

by: Alan Swyer A short story where the light at the end of the tunnel is the eventual fraying of the ties that bind… “If…

American Cab

by: Cynthia Close A real-life story of an authentic connection across cultures where an encounter opens a wound and recalls thoughts of a war, fifteen…

Wistful Wishes

by: Blake Ainsley A lifetime of yearning. An existence replete with unfulfilled dreams and false hopes. Until that one day when everything changes… I fled with…

Dancing Man

by: Drema Deòraich  “His grin shadowed me, a happy reminder of fleeting insight.” A man, footloose and entirely liberated, offers his ability to get others to…

Business Cards

by: Tim Gorichanaz The memories of life’s journeys — scents, tastes, feelings — trapped in the compact offering of a business card… With the salesman…

My Mother’s Closet

by: Kate Rabinov A vault of treasured memories, that incessantly drift off into the ether… I am certain my sister stole my mother’s Chanel purse….

Exposure

by: Christina Rosso “Why must being a woman equal disgrace? Why must I hide my body? My sexuality? Why do I have to fit inside…

To Breathe You In

by Allie Burke “[The water] gains speed so quickly. It inches across the sand like the speed of time during depression, and all of the…

Blue

by: Sarah Fader Those bittersweet moments, when it’s over, but they’re still there… We sat in the diner looking at each other across the table….

World Peace

by: Allie Burke  Allie Burke returns to The Margin with another moment in time, a late night with those who know you best…. “Okay,” Aamir…