Submissions Tagged 'tragedy'

A man named Cookie walked into city hall the other day. It was in a nice, upscale, liberal part of town. Big, old oak trees line the streets, kids ride their bikes.

It’s safe.

So safe, there aren’t any metal detectors on the premises. So Cookie walked right into city hall, and set off no alarms. Then he went to the town meeting, pulled out his gun and started shooting.

With one shot, he was an assailant. With the next, a killer. By the time he was finished, Cookie was a mass murderer.

It was Read more

Talkin’ Sports (short version)
by Matt Wasowski

It was the first Sunday of the 2005 NFL season, when some time during the middle of the third quarter of the Browns’ home opener against the Bengals, my roommate Derek walks into our living room and says, “I just got some strange news this morning” and proceeds to tell me that a friend of his – one with whom I’d hung out several times – was just found dead. I don’t say much as he explains the details, only occasionally nodding my head to indicate that I share Read more

SMITH Magazine

SMITH Magazine is a home for storytelling.
We believe everyone has a story, and everyone
should have a place to tell it.
We're the creators and home of the
Six-Word Memoir® project.