Playing Possum

Playing Possum

We pulled up in our driveway from the gas station up the road. On impulse, I slumped into the back floorboard of the car. My head laid pressed against a McDonald’s toy, but I didn’t dare budge. I inhaled the smell of plastic with each breath. Both Mom and Dad got out of the car.   [...]

Wear The Memory Like A Sweater

Wear The Memory Like A Sweater

This July porch morning, sitting and sweating, I remember something from my teenage years. I push it out of my mind and try to slow my heart rate. I keep reaching for a collar to tug on or a sleeve to stretch, but it’s July. I’m on my private porch in my private scandal. This [...]