Browsing the "mothers and daughters" Tag

Accepted, Not Earned

January 25th, 2024 | by Xinran Maria Xiang

I developed an allergy to doing less than two things at the same time. How dare I dawdle when I needed to prove my usefulness to society? 


Are You Nervous?

December 12th, 2023 | by Brittany Sirlin

When it’s dark and the tiny stars stuck to the ceiling glow above our heads, my daughter asks the questions that press at the corners of her five-year-old mind. One night, as her freshly washed hair dampened my shirt, she asked, “What’s the meanest thing someone ever called you?”


My Mother’s Poetry

November 14th, 2023 | by Rebecca Brenner

Twenty years ago, when my mother died from substance abuse disorder at the beginning of the opioid crisis, I inherited a Washington Apples box full of her unpublished poetry, journals, and short stories


The Way Loretta Says Mommy

October 24th, 2022 | by S. Lynn Alderman

There’s no room for falling apart in the mountains, in the mines. In the company houses wondering if the doctor will make it in time. Collecting water from a spring on another holler because what runs to the house is poisoned by the same company that issues the pay that sustains you.


A Daughter’s Mother

September 21st, 2022 | by Janna King

Our first baby would not be a boy as we had planned. I was having a girl


My Mother’s Manhattan

March 29th, 2022 | by Natalie Serianni

One Cocktail Glass For twenty years, I’ve been haunted by the clinking ice in her glass, the whiff of nostril-burning


To Stay or Run Away

October 15th, 2021 | by Dodie Davey

The baby is sleeping. I am awake, wondering (again) if I am crazy. I have Googled “how to tell if



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