By Molly Minturn

Molly Minturn's writing has appeared or is forthcoming in The Boston Review, The Awl, The Iowa Review, and elsewhere. She lives in Charlottesville, Virginia.

  1. Molly Minturn's previous work for The Toast can be found here.

    When I showed up for my interview at the magazine, I was perfectly on time. The chapel clock chimed as I put my hand on the doorknob. Before I could turn it, the door opened and I saw Kevin, the managing editor, for the first time. The way I’ve framed it sounds like something out of a romantic comedy, but

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  2. The first time I heard about my father’s godfather was at a family dinner. We were in my grandmother’s dining room celebrating my father’s birthday. It was the usual ritual of slicing the cake with the silver triangle onto the square, flowered plates, passing each one to my grandmother to slowly scoop ice cream upon, like a queen giving her blessing. Along with that were the usual jokes about my father’s birth and therefore his…

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