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Essay | The Gift

May 10, 2014 // 0 Comments

My children don’t feel the need to learn to read music. They have been singing since before they could talk. Emma plays piano by ear. Joy learns melodies and lyrics after [...]

Short Story | Small Wounded Things

May 9, 2014 // 5 Comments

by Cindy Lamothe “She clung to that which had robbed her, as people do.” — William Faulkner When I was five years old I tried shaking off ‘crazy’ much like [...]

Short Story | The Display

May 8, 2014 // 1 Comment

The little boy appeared in front of the window during my second week on the job. He paused and glanced up when his father tugged on his hand, and when his eyes lifted to my [...]

Short Story | Smokestack

May 8, 2014 // 5 Comments

by Meredith Resnick I remind my mother just before we drive past the cemetery to hold her breath. She inhales her L&M, tells me I’m crazy. We’re in her blue Pontiac, [...]

Only One

May 5, 2014 // 0 Comments

While pregnant with my only child (he’s now nearly six) I tuned in to an episode of Dateline, an annual feature following  septuplets since birth, the children ten [...]

Mother’s Little Monster

May 4, 2014 // 0 Comments

I think it was the day I found myself stomping through the house, declaring, “Who’s been using the steak knives to cut up cardboard boxes?” that I realized [...]
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