Illness

Doing Somersaults

Dec 14, 2015

Theme Essay by Laura J. Wolfe

Words have the power to bless or curse, whether they’re spoken, written, or thought.

Writing and Faith, Illness | Read More

My Mother’s Mantra

Dec 07, 2015

Flash Nonfiction by Nicole Simonsen

I was, at that point in my life, an authority on nothing, except maybe seizures.

Writing and Faith, Flash Nonfiction, Illness | Read More

A Mother’s Magic Shield

Nov 30, 2015

TW Column by Judith A. Ross

Emotions she didn’t dare express out loud would appear at the end of her paintbrush.

Talking Art, Family Stories, Illness | Read More

Eggshells

Nov 30, 2015

Flash Nonfiction by Pamela Gay

She wanted to penetrate the shells in the way doctors would when performing a procedure on her.

Mixed Media, Flash Nonfiction, Illness | Read More

Clothes to Die In

Sep 16, 2015

Flash Nonfiction by Mel Andrews

I’m uncomfortable around ambulances or the overdressed crowds outside funeral parlors.

Flash Nonfiction, Grief, Illness | Read More

Chana Bloch: “The Poem Begins to Shape You”

Dec 17, 2014

TW Interview by Carol Dorf

Whatever kind of poetry you write, it’s hard not to get discouraged.

Featured Interview, About Poetry, Illness | Read More

Mark Vonnegut: “Too Easy, Dad”

Jun 16, 2014

TW Interview by Martha Nichols

I think he stumbled on telling the truth to save his own life—and it worked.

About Memoir, Featured Interview, Illness | Read More

Why Going Crazy Isn't Just a Good Story

Jun 11, 2014

Theme Essay by Martha Nichols

Having a famous parent is a leg up to nowhere. It made sense to people that Kurt Vonnegut’s son would have mental health problems.

Book Reviews, Family Stories, Illness | Read More

The Random Facts of Life

May 05, 2014

Editor's Note by Martha Nichols

The intensity and obtuseness of family bonds is a mystery few of us tire of.

About Memoir, Family Stories, Illness | Read More

Why I Write About My Family

May 05, 2014

Theme Essay by Ruth Carmel

The glory and heartache of having your own family is there’s no possibility of staying out of the mess.

Family Stories, Illness | Read More

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