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Articles tagged with: September 11th

Now That Time Has Run Out
September 11, 2014 – 9:30 AM | 65 Comments
Now That Time Has Run Out

Time is the main topic on a funeral day: the quality of it spent, its scarcity, the odd way it behaves.

Latin 5
September 11, 2013 – 8:29 AM | 45 Comments
Latin 5

I have a story in my head: Latin 5 must save a classmate who has been taken. Latin 5 does more than march through sanitized Catullus at this institution.

11 Stories, Some Sad, Some True
September 11, 2012 – 5:22 PM | 40 Comments
11 Stories, Some Sad, Some True

Drifting Away turned left when he crossed the plate and continued straight down the right-field line, where he met and embraced the Black Angel. The Angel's wings enfolded him and the two of them continued …

Who Here Gave Their Lives
September 11, 2011 – 6:08 PM | 69 Comments
Who Here Gave Their Lives

Abraham Lincoln passed his last hours in a cramped back bedroom in a boardinghouse across the street from Ford's Theater, mercifully unconscious, folded awkwardly onto a bed too short for him, laboring to breathe. A …

Bin Laden In Heaven
May 2, 2011 – 3:09 PM | 62 Comments
Bin Laden In Heaven

Osama bin Laden is in heaven.
Upon his death, bin Laden went to heaven, as he'd expected to, a warrior of righteousness claiming his longed-for reward. An archangel escorted him to a large, lavishly appointed salon, …

At That Time
September 12, 2010 – 1:58 AM | 18 Comments
At That Time

I live close to Green-Wood Cemetery. I like it there, walking around in all the stories.
Long ago, the stories went right onto the headstones. One young man — I'll call him "Martin V.B. Thompson," though …

When Half Spent Was The Night
September 11, 2009 – 7:31 PM | 35 Comments
When Half Spent Was The Night

Have you ever woken up in the middle of the night and known, without moving the curtain to look outside, that it had started snowing? Maybe you'd had a bad or strange dream, or your …

Angels In America
September 11, 2008 – 1:55 PM | 95 Comments
Angels In America

The evidence that Don is an angel is compelling, provided you're inclined to believe it in the first place: his date of "birth" is September 11; he appeared when I needed him, and withdrew (to …

September 12, 2007 – 12:36 AM | 23 Comments

It's funny, the things we believe — the reasons we have for believing those things. I read far too many ghost stories growing up, and I did said growing up in an old house which …

An American Tune
September 11, 2006 – 11:38 AM | One Comment

Many's the time I've been mistaken
And many times confused
We've told our stories of that day a hundred times, a thousand times: where we were, what we did, with whom, how. It's not rehearsed; it's just …