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To the Female Writer

You aren’t really a writer. Let’s be honest here, this is just a hobby. If you think you can make a living out of this, then maybe you really should go to a mental institution with the rest of the silly, husbandless women. It’s best just to admit now that…

The Bobcat’s Rain

As a child, I often lost myself to adventures within my own mind. I’d escape my body and instead find myself riding on the backs of dragons, or being hunted by some immense, destructive presence, bent on killing me before I could save the world. Wherever I went within my…

To-Do List

To-Do List:   X   Milk (Lactose Free!!)   X   Eggs (Half Dozen) ___ Lettuce   X   Spring Mix (for salad?) ___ Oatmeal   X   Check on Em Her   X   Pretend things are fine (Laugh!!!)   X   Keep smiling ___ Don’t mention Em (Don’t do it, Lauren)   X   Assure…

Names

“You’re so patient with me,” my mother said, smiling at me from the other side of the couch. I chuckled and shook my head. “I’m just listening to you, Mom,” I said. “I’m your buddy.” Mom smiled. “You are my buddy.” On August 2nd, Mom came out of thyroid surgery….

Motherhood

When she kept you, she was worried you might not survive. You were small, small enough to fit in one hand. You hardly moved, hardly cried out. She sat you on her lap as she drove furiously to the vet, nudging you occasionally with tears in her eyes, hoping you…