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Twitch; an excerpt


No mother expects to find herself sitting in the parking lot of a psychiatric hospital, digging the drawstring out of her child’s new pajama pants so they’ll pass a safety inspection. Then all of a sudden there you are, or … Continue reading

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Broken Promises


 In early May, I get a panicked phone call from Linda twenty minutes before I’m scheduled to pick Alice up from her office. I leave work and drive over immediately, arriving ten minutes later to find the therapist  slumped on … Continue reading

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The Medicine Cabinet


Surprised, no. Horrified by the numbers, yes.  Prescription Drug Abuse Drives Huge Spike In Poisoning Deaths Among Children: Report.

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some words …


… stick with you. I opened Alice’s dresser drawer this morning looking for socks and found instead a virtual pharmacy. I searched her footlocker for more drugs, and found only socks. (Feb. 2007) These still strike me as darkly funny, … Continue reading

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