December 2020 A (Day 2)

Cabbage White

When I was little--like “grass stains on your knees and fruit punch ring around your mouth” little--I killed something joyful. It happened near the forsythia bush where we played baseball, where I once whacked my cousin in the mouth with a line drive. That wasn't on...

All My Teeth

My mother and I bonded over our teeth gaps. Wide enough to notice from far away any time we smiled open-mouthed, it was just one characteristic in a long list that proved what everyone in our family had been saying since my birth: I was my mother’s daughter. She had...

A Try

Pop quiz! Who said this stuff? Checkmate... Did he just throw my cat out of the window? They're using our own satellites against us. And the clock is ticking. Forget the fat lady! You're obsessed with the fat lady! Drive us out of here! Yeah, but your scientists were...

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