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My story: Just (a morality tale)

My story is about morals - sort of.My story today is about morals…sort of.

In Just, which is a morality tale for the 21st century, the listener gets to choose the fate of the main couple.

But be forewarned before you listen: Just is full of betrayal — for everyone involved. (Also, there is a bit of office talk.)

Each of them will toil away in an office, where they feel productive and small at the same time, where they trade office gossip and find structure to the unwieldy hours of the day. The type of jobs they do does not matter. They are just jobs.

Listen to the story and leave your choice in the comments? Did you get the “right” answer?

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

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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.

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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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