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Nadine Karel

The First Race

By Nadine Karel

When I was in middle school, the worst day of the year was the one when our gym class had to run the mile. I’d drag myself to school wishing that a natural disaster would destroy the track and running would be canceled for the next seven billion years. My fingers trembled as I tied […]

Cell Phone Upgrade

By Nadine Karel

Cell Phone Upgrade

The mailing envelope sits on the table in front of me, open and empty. My cell phone, five years old now, lies next to the envelope, but I can’t bring myself to put it inside. I don’t know why I hesitate over this last step because really, the hard work is already done. A month […]