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The Memoirist

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“This One Time at Band Camp…”

(Or…What I Couldn’t Do With a Clarinet)

Author’s photo: No clarinet in hand—but this is about that very, very awkward phase and time of the infamous blue clarinet case. (Nice wire rims, yo!) Pictured with my dad & brother. (1980ish)

Snot-nosed faces peered at her through the web of frost on the school bus windows. Were they jeering at her or was she invisible to them? Hard to tell. She had to keep moving. She could barely feel her toes. The moisture of her breath inside her scarf was making her nose and chin sore. She

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

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KiKi Walter

KiKi Walter

Snarky Megalomaniac, Queen Bee, and Pub Pirate. Also: The Memoir Queen. Evil mastermind behind Suite 1984 Publishing & Therapy, and her devoted crew of minions.

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