Monthly Archives: February 2014

A Day in the Life: Quotes from My First Ex

– “I HATE MY MOTHER SO MUCH I THINK ABOUT KILLING HER EVERY DAY!!!!!!!!!!” – “I HATE YOU. EVERYTHING BAD THAT’S EVER HAPPENED IN MY LIFE EVEN BEFORE I MET YOU, IS YOUR FAULT!!!!!!!!!!!” There is a moment of great … Continue reading

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A Day in the Life: The Wedding

You’re 20 years old and clueless, stupid even. You are getting married soon to the boy/man who will one day become the father of your children, and your first ex-louse. You go over and over in your head why you … Continue reading

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A Day in the Life: Spinal Fusion conclusion

It’s May 23, D Day. Your mother who is as mercurial as the Midwestern weather has gone to work, your little brothers have gone off to school and Mrs. Carolyn Olive has just rung the doorbell. Your father leaves off … Continue reading

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A Day in the Life: Spinal Fusion III

Today is your 19th birthday. You’ve been home 4 days and because it’s Saturday and there are no classes on the weekends, your boyfriend, who will later become your first ex-louse, has come up for the day to celebrate with … Continue reading

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A Day in the Life: Spinal Fusion II

It’s early morning on March 18, day eight since your spinal assault. You squirm restlessly, waiting for the orderly to bring a bedpan, still half asleep. You can do next to nothing without assistance; your fiercely independent, petulant teen self … Continue reading

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A Day in the Life: Spinal Fusion I

You begin to regain consciousness in the recovery room; the anesthesia, as it wears off, is making you nauseous. Reflexively, you try to sit up; a small, but mighty arm shoots out, clobbers your chest, shoves you down, turns your … Continue reading

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A Day in the Life: The painting is all that really matters

It’s 4:30 in the afternoon and you’ve just picked up the boys from school. You’re 16, they’re 12. One is your natural brother, one your cousin, who joined the family at age 5. It’s pouring, the windshield wipers don’t work, … Continue reading

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