The Keynote Address at the Association for Aspiring Plumbers, by Chris Morgan

On the Eve of a Grand Space Voyage, by Jeremy Freeze

Letter of Recommendation, by Barbara Holm

FAQs About the New Health Care Law’s “Tremendous Vampire Bats” Mandate, by Matt Baca

An Excerpt from ‘Away with Words,’ by Joe Berkowitz

The Complete Oral History of “The Star Spangled Banner” (Fictionalized Slightly for Entertainment Value), by Lucas Gardner

An Excerpt from ‘Man vs. Child: One Dad’s Guide to the Weirdness of Parenting’ by Doug Moe

I’m Sorry That My Self-Driving Car Didn’t Think the Ren Faire Was an Impenetrable Obstacle, by Sarah Hutto

I Stand Vigilant Before Master’s Sarcophagus and Yet Heroes Keep Breaking into His Tomb, by Matt Corluka

The Lunches My Child Has Been Served at School Can’t Possibly Be the Source of His Terrifying Powers, by Cody Ziler