Browsing the "Loss" Category

Bad Juju

September 1st, 2021 | by Denise Massar

How could I have been so stupid? So smug? You couldn’t let the universe know when you were flying high


In the World Where My Father Is Dying

August 24th, 2021 | by Jennifer Samson-Acker

In the world before my father was dying, hospitals were hopeful, exciting, and filled with surprise—jelly smeared on my growing uterus, ultrasounds listening for the thump, thump, thump


RIP’d Off

July 28th, 2021 | by Jessica Phillips Lorenz

When I first started writing about my family’s experience, I felt compelled to use photos of my daughter and me. She was my kid. I wanted people to see us.


Navigating Loss, with Tea and Empathy

April 21st, 2021 | by Jenna Devany Waters

She packed her things while I was out of town, disappeared without a word. I ordered a frenzy of furniture online to spare my children


Milk: An Excerpt from THE NIGHT LAKE

March 25th, 2021 | by Liz Tichenor

The breast pump had arrived that afternoon, the Monday after Fritz died, at the same time as a stout flat-rate box of hand-me-down clothes from my cousin, who I later heard felt horrible about the timing, having mailed the package when Fritz was still alive


See Saw

December 28th, 2020 | by Jill Stukenberg

How old or what grade are your children? I have one son who turned seven in May. That was after



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