Forgot your password?

We just sent you an email, containing instructions for how to reset your password.

Sign in

  • If I knew you in real life I would help you salvage your records and listen to them with you and cry with you. I am going to read more of your stories and get to know you and your heart better but I just wanted to say that this one really burrowed deep into my ribs and bit my guts. Thanks for that. And thanks to Billy for helping to keep you here. I think we are all very lucky for that.
    • Share

    Connected stories:


Collections let you gather your favorite stories into shareable groups.

To collect stories, please become a Citizen.

    Copy and paste this embed code into your web page:

    px wide
    px tall
    Send this story to a friend:
    Would you like to send another?

      To retell stories, please .

        Sprouting stories lets you respond with a story of your own — like telling stories ’round a campfire.

        To sprout stories, please .

            Better browser, please.

            To view Cowbird, please use the latest version of Chrome, Safari, Firefox, Opera, or Internet Explorer.