Mother’s Anger

An excerpt from Joyride: life, death and forgivenessThe next day when we came home from school, Mother’s glaring eyes looked like two balls of blue steel. “So! You told your dad I’m never home.” An open beer can was on the coffee table and beside it, a lit cigarette smoldered in a clean ashtray. “Never … Continue reading Mother’s Anger

A Shocking Discovery

A Shocking DiscoveryOne evening in early summer around dinnertime, I sat on my knees on a dining room chair and played on the kitchen table with my Aunt Cindy’s childhood doll, Baby. A radio beside me was tuned to the news and Mother listened to the weather forecast while stirring a pan of sizzling hamburger … Continue reading A Shocking Discovery