Take care. What does she mean by that? Be careful or be on your guard for…something wicked this way comes?

What am I supposed to feel like? Do women skip into the operating room, smiling in anticipation of the baby being cut from their guts? Terror washes over me. My throat closes.

TENDER RESIGNATION BY MARIA OSTROWSKI

34THPARALLEL MAGAZINE ISSUE 74

The kitchen phone rings with the name of the city’s hospital flashing across the caller ID. Nerves fluttering i…

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