Browsing: Prose

Prose
Elizabeth Fergason – Behindland/August

Elizabeth Fergason Behindland/August Losing my cousin to her body. Me, in my daddy’s old tee shirt covering freckles and a stick shape. Her, so lush, so comfy cushion. Summer sleeps beneath the stars out at the campground near the…

Prose
D.W. McKinney – Sun Tea

Desaree McKinney Sun Tea When the dust storms dwindle and the air is thick with heat, I pull a 1-gallon jar from the cabinet beside the kitchen sink. My mother gifted me the jar, an imitation of her own,…

Mother in Objects
Mother Figures – Mother in Objects

Mother in Objects – A Folio of Prose and Poetry Our latest Mother Figures folio depicts how objects evoke the mother: our writers explore, in prose and poetry, concrete representations of the essence of a remembered parent. Karren Alenier –…

Mother in Objects
Sarah W. Bartlett – Linen Hankies

Linen Hankies by Sarah W. Bartlett Mutti, we called her. That’s the equivalent of “Mom” in German.  A title we picked up from our six-month sabbatical in Munich, 1957.  The name, having acquired her personality, became my own children’s way…

Mother Role
Joan Leotta – An Imperfect Mother

An Imperfect Mother by Joan Leotta One of my early memories is marveling over a statue of Mary, the Mother of Jesus in the corner of my first-grade classroom. The nuns said Mary was the perfect Mother. I learned…

Mother Role
Linda Murphy Marshall – Point-Counterpoint

Point-Counterpoint by Linda Murphy Marshall Flip sides of the same coin. Yin and yang. Point, counterpoint. Sisters. Besides their diminutive frames, their oversized intellects, having mothered four children each, they had little in common. Picture my mother. Movie star…

Mother Role
Heather Haldeman – May Day

May Day by Heather Haldeman “Hurray! Hurray! It’s the 1st of May. Outdoor sex starts today!” “Mom!” “I know,” she laughed. “You wanted the mother with the bun in the back, the Peter Pan collar and the cross around…

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