Monthly Archives: January 2017

Mrs. Rigsby

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In 4th grade, I got put in the dumb class. I guess I had it coming. I’d been a bad kid the year before. Stealing chalk from the teacher’s desk. Pushing another kid into the water fountain, and busting her … Continue reading

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The Holy Hour or Why I Hate Lewis Rukeyser

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I am riding on the L train, in winter, at night, with my sisters. A drunk man leans in too closely, sways unreliably, and slurs, “What’s your name?” My eldest sister answers, “Mary”. We always answer, “Mary”. None of us … Continue reading

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Who You Gonna Call?

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I miss Oprah. I know she’s still alive, but I miss her, like so many things, the way it used to be. Take my son, for example. When he was 3 years old, he wouldn’t give me a moments peace. … Continue reading

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