Tag Archives: stories from the grid

STORIES FROM THE GRID: Clark/Schubert

Being part of a series involving Chicago and its surroundings. She walked in a little circle around me, checking me out. Trying to judge if it was safe to come any closer, I suppose. The pool of vomit, which until … Continue reading

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STORIES FROM THE GRID: Lawrence/Magnolia

Being part of a series involving Chicago and its surroundings. Early Saturday morning. Springtime. The sun is out and it’s already warming up. A woman wearing oversized sunglasses is crossing the street. Slung over her right shoulder are four or … Continue reading

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STORIES FROM THE GRID: Belmont/California

Being part of a series involving Chicago and its surroundings. There wasn’t a streetlight nearby but the lights were still on in the restaurant, spilling onto the sidewalk. Through the window you could see two men in white aprons and … Continue reading

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STORIES FROM THE GRID: Chicago/Rush

Being part of a series involving Chicago and its surroundings. The family was sitting outside around a black metal table. An older gentleman set down a tray of food in front of them. In a deep, rolling cadence he recited, … Continue reading

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STORIES FROM THE GRID: Cermak/Grove

Being part of a series involving Chicago and its surroundings. The evening rush hour of a warm and windy spring day. A woman wearing a hot pink sweatsuit and a turquoise headband is walking east. She stops at the intersection, … Continue reading

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STORIES FROM THE GRID: Ashland/North

Being part of a series involving Chicago and its surroundings. It was sometime after 9 on a Thursday night and there were only a handful of people on the bus, which was heading north on Ashland. Because the bus was … Continue reading

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STORIES FROM THE GRID: Belmont/Sheridan

Being part of a series involving Chicago and its surroundings. At the front of the line in the convenience store was a young woman in sweats and a tanktop, holding a tiny suede purse. She had two coffees in styrofoam … Continue reading

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