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Read Issue #307

The Arrow

By Gina Chung

In Gina Chung’s funny but heartbreaking “The Arrow,” a single, underemployed, 35-year-old Korean American woman in Brooklyn is pregnant and alone. When she surprises herself by choosing to keep the baby, she has nowhere to turn for support except to her estranged mother—but will her mom help, or only make things worse?

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How to Be a Couple’s Third

By Michael Colbert

In One Story Issue #306, Michael Colbert’s “How to Be a Couple’s Third,” a man tired of looking for a boyfriend on dating apps decides to pursue an older couple.

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Eleven Things You Don’t Remember

By Oliver Reimers

In Oliver Reimers’ “Eleven Things You Don’t Remember”—one of the winners of our Teen Writing Contest—a friendship between two teens changes when longing and wanderlust enter the picture.

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