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The Memoirist

Not All Kisses Are Book-Worthy, and Certainly Not the First Ones

Thank god for the second kisses.

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I had practiced my first kiss for 14 years and it still sucked big time when it happened.

At two, I practiced it on my one-year-old cousin.

Grandma left us together, unattended, in the same crib. When she returned, he was crying, with teeth marks on…




We publish memoirs, personal essays, and fictional memoir. Creative stories unpacked from the nostalgic hope chests of our lives.

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Adelina Vasile

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