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Sara's "Mission Impossible" Story
In chronological order: Cell phone broke. Train left. Lost tokens. Dropped a stack of ones on the floor in front of judging eyes. Got lost. Made it home. Never did get that passport…
Evelyne's "Mission Impossible" Story
First winter out of small town Washington. Stranded in a blizzard in Trenton NJ’s train station. All my possessions in two suitcases. Rescued by a military wife headed to Fort Dix.
Matt's "Mission Impossible" Story
I really want him to say “We’ll call her Mary. Her name is Sue, but we’ll call her Mary.”
Zoe's "Everyday Magic" Story
Have you ever felt a rush of fear? A chill rushing down your spine? Is something wrong? Something right? Think magic.
"Everyday Magic" Story by Anonymous
Magic is driving a bus for multiple disability kids and seeing the sweetest smile on a child’s face because the nurse had cleared his trache. The little things that count.
Jennifer's "Everyday Magic" Story
Doctor says all we can do now is pray. Gram bleeding internally. Gram otherwise healthy. Gram 100% alert. No! Google…bleeding…expert…stop…yes!…swallowable camera…email…9AM…ambulance transfer…success!
Jade's "Everyday Magic" Story
Large slam, thought it was a door. It wasn’t. Branch down. Large enough to be a tree. It didn’t hurt me or the house. Magic.
Stephen's "Schooled" Story
Vietnamese is a tonal language. Pho with a arising tone means soup. With a falling tone apparently meant I was going hungry again.
Amy's "Guilty Pleasure" Story
Too guilty, too pleasurable to say.
Jen's "Guilty Pleasure" Story
I have many pleasures and plenty of guilt, but I don’t feel guilty about my pleasures.
Oren's "Guilty Pleasure" Story
Each time my girlfriend’s alarm to signal her birth control goes off unexpectedly, I get a surge of pleasure from her embarrassment.
Michael's "Guilty Pleasure" Story
Watched T-Pain Bartender video 40 times in 48 hours. The first year of college is rough.
David's Obsessed Story
How many times can you listen to a song before it is worn out? This song is the theme song of my life, playing continuously- for now, in my head.
Pauline's Obessed Story
Gummy bears have become my comfort, my stress relief, my passion. Gummy bears come in a vivid variety of flavors colors. I try to abstain from eating them, but ever trip down the bulk food aisle at my local food store I cannot resist the chewy sweet tangy experience.
Heather's "In Transit" Story
I sh*t myself at a red light when I realized I never learned how to brake.
Bob's "In Transit" Story
I was a kid on a family trip and my parents said, “Hey Bob, how bout we buy that farm?” I answered, “How would we get it home?”
Amanda's "In Transit" Story
Got hit by car. $50 for perpetrator. Go Philly!
Anja's "In Transit" Story
On a bus going through Camden I was hit on by a bum who was high as hell. “Damn you goes nice pants on, looks like you got a job. Mmm.”
"In Transit" Story by Beth
I had a fight with my best friend. We made it up, he drove me to New York on a whim, and I realized all I wanted was to come home.
"Wild Things" Story by Anonymous
The night I slept in the same cot with a boy scout, we were scared of another boy scout who was screaming in the woods. It was wild!
Sarah's "Wild Things" Story
At DQ, I told tiny Buck, “I want THIS cake!” My birthday cake said: “Good Game Bobby.” Buck is short for buck wild.
Gale's "Wild Things" Story
Brooklyn born, “camping virgin,” asked to sleep under the stars. Sleep comes slow, I’m being tickled by whiskers and soft nose. Kisses, pinch on the cheek, left alone. Dog barks, plume of skunk smell.
Paul's "Wild Things" Story
One time I got black out drunk, used a fire extinguisher at a dance party, got thrown out, threatened at work. Co-worker lent me a taser. My black t-shirt got ripped.
"Wild Things" Story by Anonymous
I would walk down the stairs in the morning as a kid and my mom would say, “Oh hello Vildy.” Vildy is short for vildahyah in Yiddish, which means ‘wild person.’
Marsha's "Wild Things" Story
Nancy was reasonably sure this well lit street was safe even at 2am. Then she spotted the shadow of the great white shark ahead…
"Wild Things" Story by Anonymous
I had a parakeet that learned the noise the emergency broadcast system makes on TV. He woke me up once because I was napping on the couch and he wanted attention. It was very confusing!
Sean's "Wild Things" Story
If you ever go to Yellow Stone be warned; Don’t forget to add buffalo jam time to any travel time. Buffalo don’t care you’re in a car.
Michelle's "Wild Things" Story
I called my husband to insist I had heard a bear’s roar outside. Unconvinced, he played me several roars until I identified one. “That,” he laughed, “was a Tyrannosaurus Rex.”
Jessie's "Wild Things" Story
On my way home from a party, a stray cat followed me home. She is missing one ear, most of her teeth, and is balding. I drunkenly took her in and named her Davey Crocket.
Abigail's "Wild Things" Story
One day in Maine, I ran up my driveway to the mailbox. I casually mentioned, “Mom, Moosey-Moose’s dad ate the mail.” Moosey-Moose was my stuffed animal. It’s dad was not.
Sydnor's "Detours" Story
I take no detours; detours take me into deportation jail.
Jeff's "Detours" Story
Like every great adventure, I was lost in North Philly due to a series of detour signs that would have confused Stephen Hawking. We were saved by an unlikely redneck adventure that only fate could have predicted.
Olivia's Favorite Mistake
My favorite mistake is a repeat offender called Happy Hour.
Camilo's Favorite Mistake
I travelled to another city once. I never got there.
Sarah's Favorite Mistake
Overdosing was catalyst for my eventual happily ever after.
Nina's Favorite Mistake
Breaking the ugly-ass vase my aunt got for me. Ha!
Ruth's Favorite Mistake
And my costume fell off. I’ll never forget his face.
Bill's Favorite Mistake
Big Day Big Funnel Cake Big Ferris Wheel Big Mistake
“Mom, how many percocet would kill me?” “Ask your father.”
Ellen's "Burned" Story
Paid my kid’s rent. She came home. Couldn’t sublet it.
Joel's "Burned" Story
I electrocuted my high school physics class. (No one died.)
Rob's "Burned" Story
Want to neck? She said no. Told our friends. Burned.
Jill's "Burned" Story
Irish and redhead plus beach and no sunblock equals burned :(
Sheila's "Burned" Story
Burn in progress: Trying to cancel my home security contract.
Aubrey's "Burned" Story
Standing under my father while he was drinking hot coffee
Helen's "Burned" Story
A passionate and heartfelt e-mail that was never replied.
Christin's "Burned" Story
Actual: Immigration lawyer My child: “Helps people move to Philadelphia.”
"Burned" by Anonymous
Sometimes my feet are cold and the shower feels blazin’.
Maeve's "Burned" Story
Got burned by my iron making the world’s saddest panini.