Megan Eccles from Love Letters 7.10 writes about the moments that bridge the gap between memory and grief.
As she stripped the house to its bones, she dwelt on the fact that she was an orphan now. Her father had passed away three years prior, a heart attack, sudden and shocking. That was a hard year. The realization that her parents were no longer young was a blow that Cecelia wouldn’t have time to recover from. Cecelia’s mother had received the news of her cancer, terminal, only a few weeks before. They had clutched hands as they remembered him in the front rows of the pews, as friends and strangers told the wonderful things about him. It wouldn’t be the last time.
Read more at “The Forever Song“
Ann Bennett writes about the complicated nature of childhood friendships and the line between being nosy and neighborly in “Children’s Arguments.”
If you haven’t had a chance to read this week’s offerings, take a few minutes to catch up with your fellow writers.