Ms. Gordan

“Dez,thanks for doing this on such short notice.” Abby Walker was an old high school friend. We ran into each other at the Y a few months back. She was teaching a kids’ karate class. I watched her demonstrate a series of punches. She looked the same: Short brown hair, a smile that lit up […]

Walls’ Dojang

The dojang smelled. It was an odd combination of sweat, aromatic shoes, and dirty socks. It’d been years since I last entered a dojang, and even longer since I’d actually trained with anyone. Parents sat in folding chairs along the edge of the mats. Some proud, others afraid to watch. I suppose watching your 8-yr-old […]

Howard and Elizabeth

  Howard and Elizabeth    by Kori Miller   “Oh my gawd! Did you see that?”   “What?” I strained to hear my friend Katy over the boom of the speakers. We stood between the living and dining rooms. We’d been invited to a circle supper with various members of our church.   “That!” She […]

Joy, Pain and Not Bringing Home Baby

    By Kori Miller The day our third baby died, I knew before I picked up the phone to call the doctor. I sat at the kitchen table. My husband left that morning for a month-long business trip to Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Our two other children played in the T.V. room. My palms were […]

Arachnid Avoided

By Kori Miller For as far back as I can remember, I’ve been terrified of spiders. Not simply scared – terrified. I have my mother to thank for this. One night, she and I were in the kitchen hanging out. I sat at the table; she was near the counter. She screamed! I bolted out […]


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