Stories tagged cooking

The Inheritance

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And her mother’s question, ‘why do you take a paternal view, seeking to update those who came before us, when it is we who are the children of them’


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I move about the kitchenbriskly, smoothlypans and whisksflying in my handsefficient harmonypeeling, choppingbringing the ingredientsto their kneesin pleasured gratitude.It is the world I occupythat occupies and sustains me.Will anyone in the Worldknow me when I leave…


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After months of barrenbowls and plateswe sit down to a shared feastwhich tastes like ashes in my mouthas I wonder if I have starved myselfall year just to watch him suffer.


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I was good-looking, marketable and ambitious. And that never hurt anyone cracking it big ...

Six Months

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Bobby raises his wine glass in a toast, I raise mine in return, and we touch them lightly to each other, oh so lightly, as if we are afraid the glass will shatter.

Kitchen Scrap

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Her pudgy face, flour-coated and sugary and so life-nurturing in the past, had a different spark now, a searching look I’d seen as soon as she opened the door.

Late November

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“I found a recipe on the net and now my hair smells of pumpkin.”


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Like a hotel detective searching for semen stains on the opposite side of the mattress, she turned the rag over several times, holding it out several inches from and above her face.

Onion Butt

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The onions are cut in half and sliced thin.