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This Week’s Top Picks from Parasol Pubs

Weekly recommendations from the Parasol Editorial Team

Kim Kelly Stamp
Parasol Publications
6 min readJun 9, 2024

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As has become the norm for Parasol Pubs, we received a diverse array of wonderful stories this week. Our five pubs are overflowing with fascinating work we know you’ll enjoy.

If you’re newer to Medium or haven’t had the opportunity to discover our collaborative collective of publications, here’s a rundown.

The Narrative Arc (TNA) — Debra G. Harman, MEd. Owner

This is our flagship publication, publishing captivating narratives, memoir, and personal essays. TNA is exclusive in that we vet writers who request to write for us in an effort to publish quality work. Additionally, we steer clear of overtly religious, political, self-help, and grief-based stories. There’s a lot to love about The Narrative Arc, but my two favorite things are the quality of the writing and the fascinating storytelling.

The Wind Phone (WP) — Debra G. Harman, MEd. Owner

This Wind Phone focuses on loss and grief and warmly accepts a variety of writing styles and levels of experience. We eagerly welcome your stories about death, divorce, the loss of a pet, the ending of a friendship, or loss related to illness. The…

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Kim Kelly Stamp
Parasol Publications

Writer. Publisher. Editor. Essayist. Espresso Enthusiast. LGBTQ+. PNW Native. Traveler. Gigi Extraordinaire. Pieces in: NYT, HuffPost, Next Avenue & elsewhere.