In “What’d I Miss?” Ossie learns from his dad how shifting the spotlight can defuse uncomfortable situations — kind of like a chess match.
Ossie and Myra have shared their thoughts on a wide range of topics over the years, but their attempt to bond over sports turns out to be an airball.
It has been a year of heartache for me since my father chose to end our relationship
Love and life lessons from the Colorado backcountry.
For columnist Laura Pritchett, a 6-year-old letter to her future self revealed an overstretched woman yearning for calm and laughter. And it allowed her to measure her progress.
When Ossie’s buddy shares the news of a first date that went reallllly well, he also reveals his own incongruous behavioral expectations.
Wendy J. Fox is the author of four books of fiction, including the novel ”If the Ice Had Held” and the recent short-story collection ”What If We Were Somewhere Else,” which won the Colorado Book Award for literary fiction. She has written for The Rumpus, Buzzfeed, Self, Business Insider, and Ms., and her work has appeared in literary magazines including Washington Square, Euphony, and Painted Bride Quarterly. More at www.wendyjfox.com. […]
Myra has missed 30 years of her life, due to a coma, but has found a new friendship with her young neighbor, Ossie. Together, they both are searching for their place in this world. < Previous | Start from the beginning |
In a windowed room at the adoption center at the Denver Dumb Friends League, Elias Archibeque squats down and watches as the image he’d viewed earlier online now appears before him in the form of a 9-month-old white bull terrier named Gucci, who arrived at the shelter 10 days earlier, the sad collateral damage of […]
Jennifer Wortman is the author of the story collection, “This. This. This. Is. Love. Love. Love.” and a recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship. Her work appears in TriQuarterly, Glimmer Train, Electric Literature, Copper Nickel and elsewhere. She serves as associate fiction editor for Colorado Review and teaches at Lighthouse Writers Workshop. An Ohio native, she […]