Boxes were stacked three or four high in places aganst several walls. So many things, so much he had no place for.
— Paul Malizewski, “Prayer for the Long Life of Certain Inanimate Objects”
short story in One Story, Issue #77, July 10, 2006
Her days were also hard, as she was too weird for the other fourth graders, too plump, too spastic. She never once had a sleepover or even a best friend.
— Lauren Groff, “Lucky Chow Fun,” short story in Ploughshares, Fall 2006