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The Saddest Park

RICHIE SMITH About Writing Blog Media Links Contact Search for: About Writing Blog Media Links Contact The Saddest Park Summerdaycare”recreation”a playground,the saddest park to methe happiest place to them  for ashen childrenwith ice cream-smeared...

Graft vs Host

RICHIE SMITH About Writing Blog Media Links Contact Search for: About Writing Blog Media Links Contact Graft vs Host “When you were thirteen,” Mrs. Herzweig told me, “instead of a bar mitzvah, you got a Jewish heart.”It happened to be the heart of her son, Marty. He...

Paco and I

RICHIE SMITH About Writing Blog Media Links Contact Search for: About Writing Blog Media Links Contact Paco and I  I had the word “outpatient,” embroidered on my jersey, though I never felt sick.He was Paco, a nickname he earned within the first week of school, an...

Emile Hates Email

RICHIE SMITH About Writing Blog Media Links Contact Search for: About Writing Blog Media Links Contact Emile Hates Email Memo: To Everyone except EmileEmile Hates Email. He says this, we suspect, because he never receives any–except for spam, which he downloads...

My Mother Reminds Me of Anne Frank

RICHIE SMITH About Writing Blog Media Links Contact Search for: About Writing Blog Media Links Contact My Mother Reminds Me of Anne Frank   My mother reminds me of Anne Frank.Two girls of similar age. Optimism that chillscolder than the draft whistles throughthe tube...