Vegas Seven

Storytelling 2014

  • Storytelling 2014

    Strangers in Strange Lands

    Five true tales of life out of context 

  • Storytelling 2014

    Closed City

    By Greg Blake Miller

    All punctual people are punctual in the same way; each impunctual person is late in a manner all his own. This is why people who are late are interesting, if infuriating. The things that can happen to make one late are endlessly entertaining, particularly if you are capable of being entertained by lies.

  • Storytelling 2014

    The Eternal Offseason

    By Cindi Reed

    Street basketball reigned at elementary school recess. If fate sent the ball into my hands, I would freeze in the confusion and exhilaration of everybody suddenly calling out to me.

  • Storytelling 2014

    The Beach, Stripped Bare

    By Geoff Carter

    I do not know the family in the YouTube video. Their accents and conversational idioms suggest that they’re American, almost inappropriately so considering what’s going on in the clip.

  • Storytelling 2014

    Operation Chocolate Chip

    By Sean DeFrank

    When I was in Army basic training at Fort Benning, Georgia, in the summer of 1988, the most anticipated part of every day was mail call, the one link back to a life before drill sergeants orchestrated your every move.

  • Storytelling 2014

    Off The Island

    By Lissa Townsend Rodgers

    We never should have come here. I am lying on a beach in the Mediterranean. I am lying on black velvet sand, gazing up at a cloudless, azure-blue sky. The water is so clear that no matter how far I swim out, I can still see the bottom—pink shells, blue bits of tiles, scraps of driftwood shaped like tiny angel’s wings.