It’s A Girl
Waves of pain rippled through my body. It was worse than I imagined. What was I thinking, getting pregnant? It was destined to end in pain. To be fair, my birth plan involved drugs and a sterile hospital. I hadn’t anticipated giving birth during a Finnair flight. Would my baby be American or Finnish? The…
The Night Bear
Waves of nausea rippled through my body, but I valiantly controlled the urge to vomit. It was my first day on the homicide beat, and I wasn’t about to embarrass myself in front of the veteran police detectives and paramedics on the scene. I saw Detective Ryan, and waved. “Amber, a moment?” She looked at…
Throwback Thursday: Baby Ballerina
Dance recitals are so exciting to little ones. I was in two recitals one in 1977 and one in 1978. I felt like a princess. I even got a bouquet. Fancy!
“Impressive. She manages to get everyone to kowtow.” I flopped on the wooden bench, exhausted, hating people, and resenting my mother. Closing my eyes, I rubbed my temples. The bench moved as some joined me. My eyes snapped open to Father Jackson’s smiling, portly face. “What’re you thinking?” I was wondering if I could skip…
Throwback Thursday: Wonder Woman
That’s right. There I am around 4 years old having the time of my life as Wonder Woman for Halloween. I loved the costume, loved Wonder Woman, and was really into that faux fur jacket. I’d put good money on the costume being flammable.