The Knots Between Us by R.K. Riley

My mother hated me the way I looked at her through my father’s pale eyes the independent insurgence of a being where she wanted a porcelain-faced doll with peachy cheeks and white stark cold skin who never blinked at her vulnerability or turned from her naked cruelty...

Mother Love by Sara Connell

Mother Love by Sara Connell The story I played out growing up was The Ugly Duckling.  For a time, even the nickname given to me by my mother was “Ug.” My two younger sisters seemed to move seamlessly from the womb into the family unit. I constantly felt the outsider:...

Heavy Metal by Jean Cozier

Heavy Metal by Jean Cozier My mother entered a nursing facility on January 2, 2014, and thus I began yet another chapter in a long, dysfunctional story I really would like to stop reading. At the age of 98, she still has the power to darken my life.  I’m working on...