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12 March 2015

Feminism has a crucial role to play in modern life, but I sometimes wish it would leave our fairy tales alone. The results of its revisionist meddling are too often unconvincing and unsatisfying.

Remember last year’s ...

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08 April 2024

Decision Time 

I finally calmed down and let Annie finish telling her story. Her mother sold the house, moved from the southside to the eastside and never looked back. Annie stopped asking about her father because...

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01 April 2024

I Hear Things 

On the way home from the police station, she asked Jimmy several times why he was being questioned by Richardson. Jimmy wouldn’t give her a straight answer at first, causing Shelia to raise her...

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25 March 2024

Nice Men Don’t Cheat 

We didn’t get to school at all that day. After Annie told us that Mr. Jimmy was her father and started to cry, she ran off towards Franklin Park. Jean and I were frozen for a few seconds in shock,...

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19 March 2024

The Truth Would Help

Detective Richardson was in his office, smoking a cigar and looking out of his window, deep in thought. He was expecting Shelia this morning and he hoped Jimmy would also show up on his own...

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11 March 2024

Is It You? 

I woke up early this morning without the aid of my mother calling me or Jean pulling the covers off of my body. I was eager to get to Annie to find out if she was the girl in the picture I took from Mr...

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