Fossilized hark teeth I found on Topsail Island in May 2018. The tooth from under the porch is at the far bottom.

The Shark Tooth Lesson

A tiny experience gave me all the confidence and determination a writer could ever need

Every summer since I was a child, my family has rented a beach house off the coast of North Carolina, and we all spend the week swimming, playing, and catching up. One of our favorite activities during vacation is searching for fossilized shark teeth that wash up all along the…

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Sarah Aswell

Sarah Aswell

I'm a freelance humor writer and stand-up comedian living in Montana. You can read my writing in places like The New Yorker, MAD Magazine, and McSweeneys.