Monthly Archives: October 2010

Excerpt From Comfort Me With Memories

And finally there is pumpkin soup. This is a recent addition to my comfort food. Ursula brought over a pumpkin at my sister’s commemorative and I left it out on the front balcony until the frost warning. The week before … Continue reading

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Brenda And The Reading

His name was Colon. Why anybody would call their child a name which brought to mind the digestive tract was beyond Brenda. Still, he wasn’t the one who had chosen his name so she couldn’t blame him for that. They … Continue reading

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Excerpt From Regrets I’ve Had A Few

Frank Sinatra’s lyric’s to “I Did it my Way” described my father perfectly and so that was the song we chose to play at the end of the church service for his funeral. I think he would have liked our … Continue reading

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Brenda And The One Night Stand

Brenda smiled when she saw Petr on the corner of Laurier and Park Avenue. Here was a guy who looked better than his photo. Yes! He took her for a drink and Brenda didn’t feel that she was the only … Continue reading

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Excerpt From When Did She Know

Jean-Louis sees the difficulty Diana is having breathing and he begins to panic. I have never seen him like this before. He yells at the nurses to do something, can’t they see that she is having trouble breathing. Why aren’t … Continue reading

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Brenda Meets Randy’s Girlfriend

In the middle of the afternoon Randy called Brenda and said, “Mom, is it alright if I come over for supper with a girl?” Brenda was thrilled. Ever since Randy had moved out five months ago to live with his … Continue reading

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Excerpt From The Beginnings of Grief

The day my sister dies I clean the windows of my front door. My neighbor, Suzanne, is coming back from her shift at the hospital and I say, “My sister died today and all I can think of doing is … Continue reading

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