Monthly Archives: March 2017

Pandora’s Sewing Box

Prior to Wilhelmina Williams’ passing, she’d given her daughter, Pandora, an heirloom sewing-box. She cautioned her never to open it, for according to legend, doing so would unleash a global, butt-ugly fashion trend. Pandora gave a rat’s ass for neither fashion, nor butt-ugliness. Hence, when mom assumed room temperature, Pandora opened the sewing box. Out tumbled a mangled thimble […]
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The Bond

I was thrilled — no, ecstatic — when I learned I was pregnant with you. Each day I fell a little more in love as this tiny life grew and stirred inside me. I couldn’t wait for you to be born so I could finally meet you!  Yet, I feared losing the special bond that only […]
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Share Your World | 3/27/17

  Does your first or middle name have any significance (or were you named after another family member)? My mom named me after her favorite actress, Susan Hayward. My middle name is Marie, I guess because it fit well with Susan. My dad wanted to name me Mary Catherine which, if you knew me, is […]
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Periwinkle & Porn

The Daily Post Aside from being my favorite Crayola color as a child, periwinkle functions as an emotion descriptor as well. The difference between feeling blue and feeling periwinkle is difficult to explain, but when you know it when you feel it — kind of like pornography — you know it when you see it. […]
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Murphy’s Door

One door closes and another one opens, but suddenly slams shut. Inspired by the prompt at