Category Archives: Story Podcast

My story: Afternoons in the Park

My story today is about growing up.My story today is about growing up and moving on.

Women often forget who they are and begin measuring life by the events of their children. In Afternoons in the Park, a young mother realizes her own childhood is sitting in a box at the bottom of her closet and her closest friend was lost to her a long time ago.

But then there was the wedding, the job changes, the big move and the smaller moves in between. And then pregnancy, childbirth and rediscovering holidays. Losing myself a bit in the process, or maybe just becoming someone new who I didn’t recognize yet. Excuses, all of them. Some a bit more valid than others.

That’s my story. Tell me one of yours.

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My story: Her Mother’s Last Words

My story today is about last words.My story today is about last words.

People’s last words are the ones that stay with us — no matter if that person is a celebrity, a close friend or a parent. It’s really hard for parents to let their children grow up and grow away from them. Parents never know which of their words will have staying power in their children’s lives. In Her Mother’s Last Words, we see how a mother’s words influence her daughter’s daily life.

I’m afraid, my little Rebecca, that you’ll find 13 to be a bittersweet age. It’s the one in which little girls feel all the horrible things they can do and are upset over all the exciting – yet equally horrible things they can’t do yet.

We all want our final words to be memorable, but we always leave them to the last minute. If you had to plan out your final words now, what would you say? Leave your last words in the comments.

That’s my story. Tell me one of yours.

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My story: The Weight of Our Objects

My story today is about too much stuff.My story today is about the longstanding battle that goes on in so many homes.

Every day, men and woman battled for home territory with their personal knickknacks. In The Weight of Our Objects, Christina thinks of the house as “hers,” except for the contents of Edgar’s rooms — those are definitely “his.”

She gave him his room and kept out of it, decorating the rest of their home in mottled greens and soft blues. She kept out of his den, respecting his privacy – never entering to clean or nag about chores or pry. Never asking him about why he locked the door.

Do you have a room of your own in your house? Tell me about it in the comments.

That’s my story. Tell me one of yours.

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My story: Everyday Lives

My story today is about memory. Although I can’t really tell you how to remember everything, I can offer this challenge instead: Would you really want to? What would it be like to really remember every moment of your life? Everyday Lives takes a look at a woman’s unique and precise relationship with the passage of time.

AMy story today is about everyday lives.manda liked Julia’s open manner enough to explain her “little time idiosyncrasy” as she referred to it. Rather than being put off, Julia had asked several questions (as only a psychology major would) and it wasn’t until 27 days later that Julia started testing Amanda’s ability for fun — asking her about what clothing was worn on a specific day, what the weather had been like or what food they had eaten.

That’s my story. Tell me one of yours.

What’s your first memory? Tell me in the comments.

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My story: Boring (not really)

My story is not boring.The title of my story for you today doesn’t tell the whole picture.

Boring features a woman who doesn’t know how to make friends, so she goes about the process in a more unconventional manner.

It was in the third shop that I saw her — the woman in the red trench coat. I had been examining a particularly ugly handcrafted incense burner. It was in the shape of a swan (I think)…

That’s my story. Tell me one of yours.

What do you do to fight boredom?

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