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Every Sunday morning we email out a flash essay of no more than 1,000 words right to your inbox, with no ads and no need to click through to a website. The pieces featured in the Sunday Short Read are hand-selected from the Creative NonfictionBrevity, Brain, Child, and Sweet Literary archives.

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And while you wait for Sunday, you can catch up on past issues: 

#054  |  "Domestic Report"  |  Suzanne Farrell Smith
#053  |  "Hold It"  |  Jenni Garber
#052  |  from "Yellow Taxi"  |  Eve Joseph
#051  |  "Neighborhood Walk, Halloween Week"  |  Rebecca McClanahan
#050  |  "The Wonder of the Look on Her Face"  |  Brian Doyle
#049  |  "The Year"  |  Sarah Kahn
#048  |  "True North"  |  Mark Cox
#047  |  "Help Wanted: Radium Dial Painters"  |  Jennifer R. Hubbard
#046  |  "To Be Held"  |  Emily Brisse
#045  |  "Whenever Men Think I'm Smiling"  |  Megan Pillow Davis
#044  |  "Haworth"  |  Judith Kitchen
#043  |  "Jaw Wiring: What Your Need to Know"  |  Kristine Jepsen
#042  |  "The Lunch Lady and Her Three-Headed Dogs"  |  Sonya Huber
#041  |  "Skin Hunger"  |  Anne Royan
#040  |  "Peacekeeper"  |  Harrison Candelaria Fletcher
#039  |  "All or Nothing, Self-Portrait at Twenty-Seven"  |  Jill Talbot
#038  |  "The Woman"  |  Angie Muresan
#037  |  "The Gift"  |  Elizabeth Wade
#036  |  "My One, My Only"  |  Michaella A. Thornton
#035  |  "The Five Glorious Mysteries"  |  Genevieve Cotter
#034  |  "The In-Between Girl"  |  Vandana Khanna
#033  |  "Girl Fight"  |  Joey Franklin
#032  |  "Like a Flower of Feathers or a Winged Branch"  |  Ellen Gilchrist
#031  |  "Mark"  |  Donna Steiner
#030  |  "A Legacy of Falling"  |  Jenny Apostol
#029  |  "Zero"  |  Brian Phillip Whalen
#028  |  "Beach City"  |  Jaquira Díaz
#027  |  "The Eleven-Minute Crib Nap"  |  Jill Christman
#026  |  "Notes on the Shame Spiral"  |  Lee Ann Roripaugh
#025  |  "An Indian in Yoga Class: Finding Imbalance"  |  Rajpreet Heir
#024  |  "Two on Two"  |  Brian Doyle
#023  |  "Dropping Babies"  |  J.D. Schraffenberger
#022  |  "What Your Learn in College"  |  Karen Donley-Hayes
#021  |  "Cathode"  |  William Bradley
#020  |  "White Lies"  |  Erin Murphy
#019  |  "Picking up BBs"  |  J. Anders Gilmore
#018  |  "Drown"  |  Jill Talbot
#017  |  "When We Played"  |  Matthew Komatsu
#016  |  "Man on the Tracks"  |  Erika Anderson
#015  |  "If You Give a Mom a Nap"  |  Katherine Almy
#014  |  "Love Toilet"  |  Wendy Bilen
#013  |  "The Lesson"  |  Jennifer Jordán Schaller
#012  |  "The Domestic Apologies"  |  Dustin Parsons
#011  |  "In the Grip of the Sky"  |  Sonya Huber
#010  |  "\'in-glish\"  |  Christina Tang-Bernas
#009  |  "I Survived the Blizzard of '79"  |  Beth Ann Fennelly
#008  |  "Sin"  |  Max Garland
#007  |  "Bear Fragments"  |  Christine Byl
#006  |  "It Wasn't Until I Was an Old Woman that I Began to ..."  |  Toi Derricotte
#005  |  "The Heart"  |  Jerald Walker
#004  |  "An Address to My Fellow Faculty Who Have Asked ..."  |  Ayşe Papatya Bucak
#003  |  "Meeting House"  |  Mylène Dressler
#002  |  "Sensualiterature"  |  Brian Doyle
#001  |  "Meander"  |  Mary Paumier Jones


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