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Mabel’s Fable

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1:1 Once upon a time on a warm autumn night, a girl was born on a farmstead in Craigleith, Ontario.
Orchards surrounded the farmhouse and the air was ripe with the scent of blood and fallen apples. The doctor observed…


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You are the Mom-Friend. The Mom-Friend is always prepared for blood, though not in the warrior sense. Your friends laugh because you carry a first-aid-kit worth of tissues, menstrual pads and Band-Aids wherever you go. But they’re not laughing when…


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This Wednesday will be the twenty-first anniversary of the day my brother was hit by a car and killed: his twenty-first deathday. This weekend, his ghost could buy beer across the border from my hometown, in Maine—this spring, maybe graduate…