Melanie Hammer is a finalist in the Editors’ Prize contest. Her work has appeared previously in numerous journals, including the nonfiction journal Under the Sun. She currently teaches reading and writing at Nassau Community College. 
Dec 01 2005
Ingo Prefers Not To
The high-school guidance counselor was diligently rounding up the usual suspects. My ex-husband, my daughter, Ingo, as she’s asked to be called here, and I had come in for a meeting. I sat on one sofa, Ingo’s dad sat on another, and when Ingo herself joined us, she plopped down beside me and spent a good part of the session leaning on me.
Dec 01 1999
A Yankees Fan in the Floating World
WHILE I WAS AWAY at college, my parents bought and sold a couple of houses and changed their address three times, covering a distance of several hundred miles. By the