“Onto the next one… Okay, this is pretty experimental. Good too.”
She opted for options, always measuring portions, turning each meal on its Lazy Susan, reaching for soup before it cooled, then rotating back for tea before it became her temperature. Not proud of her middle […]
He’s a professional photographer and because of this, the girls trust him, sit for him, tilting their chins, tucking a stray strand of hair behind an ear. Afterward, dinner: crab cakes and lobster, linguine and […]
All of the apologies and confessions held in my belly see the light of day.
At seventeen, I get the boy who took my virginity tattooed on my right thigh. I’ve always wanted a tattoo, and I planned to get my siblings’ handprints, overlapping and merging into one inkblot, stamped […]
In this house, everything is mine.
1) It happened before the second trimester. At my mother’s ultrasound, the doctor said my twin had not survived. I don’t have such a moment of discovery. I just always knew. 2) The psychic in […]
“I’m sorry,” she said in her honeyed voice. “While I appreciate the effort it must have taken to tear your heart out, it’s not quite right for me.”
They left San Antonio at four in the morning. Their mother had given no explanation for waking the boys up, dressing them, and loading them into the back of their station wagon. The younger boy, […]