Tag Archives: loss

First Christmas

  It’s still dark out when Annie wakes. She didn’t mean to fall asleep. She meant to stay up all night, or at least long enough to hear reindeer hooves on the sloping roof of her house. The chimney is … Continue reading

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A Whisper of Wings, Part 3

No one answered the ad, and Nora felt glad about it. She discontinued the ad after three weeks, though part of her wondered what in heaven she thought she was doing. “You’re a hostage to fortune,” she told Rodolfo over … Continue reading

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A Whisper of Wings

A two-part story, inspired by my parents and a line from the Yom Kippur liturgy. Part 1 The hardest thing, Nora thought, was the silence. She thought this many times over the course of a day. She thought it when … Continue reading

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The Ones We Miss

Thinking a lot today about people I’ve lost. My mother-in-law, my dad. These are for them.   Absence (for Mama) There is a shape to loss; An outline in the air, A gap in things where you used to fit. … Continue reading

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