Arts & Entertainment

Becoming Aunt Lydia

October 8, 2019

It was dark and raining and my mind was going one thousand times faster than the car I was driving. I wasn’t in the mood to be in this kind of traffic, caused by late-night […]

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Betty Twillman’s Plot Twist

September 18, 2019

When I was young, at least one out of every three visits to my grandparents’ house involved me asking to hear their love story. My grandpa would smile softly and lean back in his chair. […]

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Dress Shopping with Melissa

September 6, 2019

My feet hurt. Words like blush and violet and chartreuse and sapphire were swirling around in my brain. We had been shopping for three hours. Melissa and I had been best friends since the 10th […]

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Playing Chess with Miss Smite

August 25, 2019

“But John… The rumors. They’re growing vicious.”  My voice carried in the open air like a wind chime. The rickety gazebo in which John insisted we held these late-night meetings was barely large enough to […]

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Noelani’s story: what’s in a name

August 17, 2019

This is the first of TMN staff writer Allison Maschoff’s collection of short fiction stories. Our village was small and its traditions ran deep. The small community only saw a few babies born each year […]

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The Curse of Briar Michaels: Part VIII

May 6, 2019

This is the eighth and final installment in TMN staff writer Allison Maschhoff’s serialized fiction series, The Curse of Briar Michaels. You can read part seven here. Briar was surprised when Aislinn returned to the […]

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The Curse of Briar Michaels: Part VII

April 28, 2019

This is the sixth installment in TMN staff writer Allison Maschhoff’s serialized fiction series, The Curse of Briar Michaels. You can read part six here. Death did not show its face that first day. Well, correction. […]

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The Curse of Briar Michaels: Part VI

April 14, 2019

This is the sixth installment in TMN staff writer Allison Maschhoff’s serialized fiction series, The Curse of Briar Michaels. You can read part five here. After exactly one minute of silence (Aislinn was counting the […]

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The Curse of Briar Michaels: Part V

April 7, 2019

This is the fifth installment in TMN staff writer Allison Maschhoff’s serialized fiction series, The Curse of Briar Michaels. You can read part four here. When Aislinn left Chicago, she expected Briar to try to […]

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The Curse of Briar Michaels: Part IV

April 2, 2019

This is the fourth installment in TMN staff writer Allison Maschhoff’s serialized fiction series, The Curse of Briar Michaels. You can read part three here. When Dushan opened the front door of his apartment to […]

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The Curse of Briar Michaels: Part III

March 23, 2019

This is the third installment in TMN staff writer Allison Maschhoff’s serialized fiction series, The Curse of Briar Michaels. You can read part two here. Aislinn walked over to Briar. Her lips were pressed together […]