Stories tagged sister

It's October, 1956.

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It's October, 1956 and my mother is told her sister has died. Were they sure? She had just seen her sitting in her science class that very morning, probably taking notes on emulsion and dispersion, twirling her pencil in the air as if mixing a Gimlet...

In The Lake

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She says, “Put it there now.”

Sometimes Errands Take Longer Than You Might Think

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She dropped the bundle of faggots she had collected and spun around with her mouth open.

Sisters At The Lake

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My sister says to me, “Put your finger there.” I look at my wrinkled finger and lick the tip. It tastes fresh. My sister says, “Put it there now.”


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I play like I do with sister at home, pretend everything’s real, that the cross is heavy, that the walk to Golgotha is long.


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Ladies, I don’t understand your world.


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I own this property. You can't camp here. No camping allowed.

At the Wedding

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I wear a white dress. I vomit on hers.

Sisters At The Lake

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My sister says to me "Put your finger there."

I Do Not Want What I Have Got

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I hate that thinking about something I hate to think about makes me think of something hateful.

The Unicorn's Hero

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Why did you want a Princess Leia doll

Ten Notes to the Guy Studying Jujitsu

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My neck hurt for a week.


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It seems the people of this house were a happy family – The smiling faces, the children’s enthusiasm tells me as much. I wonder what happened to them.