Animated short 'Tend' explores fatherhood and priorities

Just in time for Father's Day, here's a sweet animated film Tend, about a father who becomes too focused on tending a fire, at the expense of his young daughter. Read the rest

Swimming with alligators

"In the summer of 1987," writes Harrison Scott Key, "my father tried to murder me with an alligator."

Go," Pop said.

What if I didn't get in? Would he throw me? Would he know true things about me, that I was still a child?

I jumped in.

Immediately, I formulated a plan, which involved surrounding myself with a protective cloud of urine.

Animated illustrations by Erin Wilson are an extra treat (for the reader, not the alligator) Read the rest