fact or fiction

Is it fact or merely fiction? Fact or Fiction explores the myths and beliefs we hold about our family dynamics, traditions, and if there's such thing as a 'perfect family.'

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Teresa Mathersa month ago
A Toy
I sit on a shelf and I watch. The little girl comes and goes frequently. She doesn’t play with me anymore. I am a frog and I rattle. I have seen many birthdays and many sad days, like the day she took...
Hillary Aston3 months ago
Grandfather’s Hand
The beeps coming from the hospital equipment were the only noises in the pristine room. The smell of antiseptic stung Maggie’s nose. She walked up to her grandfather’s bed. He had tubes coming from hi...
Dain Kern5 months ago
Effects of Corporal Punishment
Many Americans believe that physical punishment is effective and harmless, despite what research shows. This form of discipline can mentally damage a child in a number of ways. Physical punishment use...
Sapphire Ravenclaw5 months ago
Shared Birthdays
Given that there are more than 7 billion people on the planet and only 365 (or 366) days in a year, it is clearly impossible for every person in the world to have a different birthday. Taking smaller ...
Kirsta Harrington5 months ago
It's More Than Just Blood
Family has nothing to do with blood, but everything to do with love. I grew up in a family so big we lost count of how many of us there were. I remember times at Thanksgiving that our house was so pac...
Carolyn Johnson6 months ago
Short Story: Memoir of Boonk Moonks
It all started on Eighth Avenue, Lower-East side of Manhattan, Hell’s Kitchen, apartment B-11. I was heading home from school. On my way home I would always stop by Pablo’s Hut to pick up my day-to-da...
Jacquelyn Miccolis9 months ago
My Life As An Identical Twin
So, let me start out by telling you that I am an identical twin. This means my sister and I were born on the same day and are the same age, with approx. 5 minutes in the difference. We may look alike,...
Lizzy Arrow9 months ago
Should School Proms Be Banned?
Personally, I didn't particularly like my prom because everyone just voted for each other, but it was just nice to see everyone for the last time. I didn't really spend that much on my prom dress at t...
Madawna Bristow9 months ago
No Less
Standing barefoot and slack-jawed, I listened with horror as the local news station spoke of Phillipines President, Rodrigo Duterte, and his war on drugs. Duterte claims he personally executed drug ab...
corey turner9 months ago
5 Tips for New Parents
Being a parent for the very first time is a scary, but thrilling challenge. Each day would be filled with something totally new as the baby grows and develop his or her very own personality. Listed he...
Chelsea Pullano9 months ago
What It's Like to Be the Oldest Child, According to Science
The oldest children in families often have shared experiences about what it's like being the oldest child. Very often, they may say things like "Well, our kid brother/sister got away with stuff mom/da...
Danielle Banner9 months ago
How Does Birth Order Shape Your Personality?
For many, the argument of nature vs nurture comes up a lot, in that people question whether or not the nature of your birth or what follows really will shape your personality and life. However, many m...
Jules Fortman9 months ago
From Cinderella to Stepmom: The Myth of the Evil Stepmother
If you've ever cracked open a book filled with fairy tales, you've probably noticed a strange pattern emerging in a bunch of the stories. Cinderella's life was made hell by a wicked stepmother, with h...