A roundup of stories from our week together at Catapult.
Steven Church wrote about how playing basketball transformed him into “a slapping, pushing, elbowing shit-talker”—and how he watches the game now that his playing days are behind him.
“Mazes have exits, and they are about escape. Labyrinths have centers, and they are about monsters”: Ana Maria Guay’s haunting meditation on her life with OCD.
If not for online shopping, some of us would never buy any clothes at all:
I am granted a reprieve from nagging concerns of morality by the tactful anonymity of e-commerce, free to see what I want to see, which is a sundress that whispers of midnight garden trysts and fountain plashes, of crumbly cheeses and another bottle of red. The dress is what I want it to be, according to my day’s particular shade of emptiness. I am the sole audience, the sole interpreter, the sole protagonist.
Finally, we continue to see some wonderful work shared on our Community page—here are just a few recent stories our editors have read and greatly enjoyed: