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Tag: literary heroes

Writing My Voice ⌨ Part II

My mom read to me, all the time. Midday, before bed; whenever I’d decide to toddler-strut around the apartment, holding a book high in the air, my white flag of surrender. Mother & Daughter Escape Into Fruit When my mom read, I felt a mutual peace offering between us, two humans escaping to somewhere much…

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Co-morbid Disorders

Originally titled, “I Hid in a Closet: Part Two” For decades, my mom’s asked me, “What are you going to write about me?” and while I used to answer, “Nothing,” this doesn’t seem like the right response. These stories are my stories, and my point of view was hardly heard as a child, for starters, because I…

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