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How to be Knocked Down a Peg

There is nothing quite like a good failing: a failing grade, failing health, failed relationships, vehicle, intention, job or school application or, as the modern turn of phrase goes, “failing at life.” Rather broad statement, wouldn’t you…

Robbery

Colored eggs lay nestled  under the trees outside my window. Sleep lingered on my tongue  as a haze of muted voices  filled the air—like my blanket, so soft; growing heavy. My mother’s wet eyes pierced…

This Woman is Free

How do you live so freely? So untangled from societal reigns? Well, my mother taught me the independence of a woman. When a man leaves, he mustn’t take your spirit— it must strengthen with the wind that carried him away, like my…