Jane, I am glad to know you didn’t take the obvious approach and reprimand me for being stuck here. I’m not allowed to talk about my case but all of the public defenders say I’m scoring out to prison. That’s only if it comes out that I did whatever they’re saying I did, which
If you can hold your head above water long enough, you’ll be able to come out of this in a better place. Here’s $50. -Yiso
Yeah I said it. And I mean it. My Facebook timeline and twitter feed is flooded with all these “I love my mom” pictures and memes of one’s dying devotion for their mother. I cringe. I kind of taste bile in my mouth. I’ve had enough of playing the good daughter. Every year Mother’s Day
Uncovering Secrets There was a piece of paper folded in half four times. It was white with dingy edges smeared with finger prints. I don’t know why I kept it. Why I placed it in a drawer of my bureau. Why, when I initially opened it, I only saw the list of methadone clinics and
I read the first page of the autopsy report and was not at all surprised. However, I asked questions out loud to no one in particular or perhaps to my imagined medical examiner. “So let me get this straight. You mean to tell me my father didn’t mean to kill himself? It was an accident?
I ate the grey chalky substance in the holes of the sheet rocked walls when the fridge echoed emptiness at the release of the rubber molding that held it shut. I stood on the back portion of the couch that was situated in the living room to the left of giant-sized windows that faced the back
This is where it all began. This hospital. The infamous intersection that erased my past and led me to what is now known as foster care. Where they probed us. Touched us. Held us down to check our fevers through anal thermometers. Where my brothers fought for a chocolate chip cookie that fell to the
To My Chunky Monkey My Dear Chunky Monkey, Time has passed so fast. You are going to turn 14 years old at the end of this month and High School starts this coming September. As your mom, this totally sucks for me. I kind of want you to stay little forever. 3 Months old You see, I