The Moth Library - Denise Scheuermann

“Unfortunately, I got caught in the act. One of my coworkers had seen me doing my little ritual.”

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08:17
Sit Tight, Kid

by Jason Schmidt

A boy realizes his father is not a superhero, just a man who did his best.

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13:52
The House of Mourning

by Kate Braestrup

A chaplain helps others deal with death after facing her own tragedy.

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06:54
Teacher Talent Show

by Tim Manley

A brand new teacher faces his first intimidating job at a high school.

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06:51
Dog Off Leash

by Arthur Bradford

A man spends his second wedding anniversary in jail after getting picked up on an outstanding warrant from the Parks and Recreation department.

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07:14
War and Peace (and Humping)

by Sofija Stefanovic

Sofija Stefanovic fell for a boy, when she was young, whose parents nationalism made him “the enemy” in the eyes of her parents. Through her young Romeo and Juliet scenario she learned to embrace the innocent hope of her inner child.

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05:08
Fangs for the Memories

by Matt Day

A tourist gets a scare in London’s Highgate Cemetery.

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07:04
Juggling and Jesus

by Colin Ryan

Colin Ryan made the embarrassing mistake of earnestly answering a questionnaire in middle school that later caused him to realize and remember a true friend in the room.

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05:20
Empathetic Subway Screaming

by Jeff Simmermon

Jeff Simmermon gets in a screaming match when he spills his groceries on the subway.

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06:32
Deah, Yusor and Razan

by Suzanne Barakat

Suzanne Barakat's brother had his whole life in front of him—dental school, a bride—when he and his family were murdered in their apartment in North Carolina.

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05:50
Flying Home

by Amir Baghdadchi

Amir has a "chat" with a government agent, in windowless room, at the airport.

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15:06
The Value of Words

by Maris Blechner

A professional who works with adoption services details the personal reason she was drawn to her work.

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13:48
Panic on the Road to Jericho

by Nadia Bolz-Weber

A Lutheran minister visits The Middle East and combats her intense fear of heights.

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12:25
Another Saturday Night at The Clam King

by Adam Wade

Adam Wade is an awkward teen who spends every weekend with his adoring grandma and her sister.

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07:10
Development

by Adam Wade

Wade attempts to impress his friends and family in his small New Hampshire town with his swanky new TV job. 

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06:14
Hoboken Roast Beef

by Adam Wade

Slow service at a deli counter leads to an angry and regrettable outburst.

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10:59
Talking To My Kids About Sex In The Internet Age

by Adam Savage

A father of twin teenage boys finds the internet a scary place for impressionable minds.

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10:10
The Missing Pants

by Adam Gopnik

A writer loses a treasured pair of pants.

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14:19
The Pieties of Perspiration

by Adam Gopnik

Adam Gopnik battle liberal guilt with his son in a sauna.

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12:56
Charlie Ravioli

by Adam Gopnik

A writer details his daughter’s cosmopolitan imaginary friend. 

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12:14
LOL

by Adam Gopnik

A father learns to laugh out loud.

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