Stories

28 Dec The Quiet Part of Coming Home

BY TYLER BARTON We decide on Thursday that we’ll actually leave Friday in order to beat the storm. Me, Erin, our dachshund Petey. I’m semi-frantic packing but stop to grab a scrap of paper. Write:   PPL TO SEE @ HOME Bruce Michelle Gramby Raf-   It’s really more of a list of people...

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13 Apr Where We’re From

DRIVE This past Sunday, I was taking the familiar route back to Lancaster after having spent the weekend with my family.  It was dark outside, and I knew my bedroom would be too when I got home.  Past the Susquehanna and all the headlights of Harrisburg,...

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30 Mar Pieces and Places

FINDING THIS In my almost thirty years of living, I have claimed the top, left hand corner of envelopes with many different return addresses.  Some of them I fought for; some of them I happened upon; some of them I cried through; some of them felt...

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29 Dec Not From Here

I had seen her many times before, or so I thought, sitting outside of Market. Always typing. Today I asked her to write a poem with the subject "Not From Here." And this is what she wrote. abigail mott: Raised in Lancaster, Transplanted to Denver.   ...

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06 Nov Get your bike fix.

By John Milosich Are you familiar with The Common Wheel? This fix-it garage, education center, charity, grassroots, environmental activist, bike shop is my Lancaster Transplant Super-Pick. I landed in town May of this year to connect with my partner and her family, and to take refuge from...

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03 Aug The Town on Live Tracks

Shattering sounds, wild shakes like plane turbulence. Scattered gasps. The train pulls hard, trying to stop, and finally does. “Ladies and gentlemen, we seem to have hit some large debris.” I wait, never scared in the moment. Tomorrow I’ll be on edge all day, always a step...

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