The Blue Woman

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This story first appeared in The Potomac, 2007. Before Doris went to the nervous hospital, she said the Blue Woman was speaking to her. My ever-imaginative sister claimed the woman told her to visit Mason Howse. β€œHe lives on Mary Street, remember? The big foursquare with black shutters.” I gave her a look. The war had been over for six …

Mermaids

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First published by Southern Women’s Review in 2010. When I was going through a mermaid phase in second grade, Daddy splurged by taking us to Weeki Wachee. I spent time afterwards in the car drawing the fish women with their breathing tubes and their hair floating out like octopus arms. I drew in lipstick and sparkly jewelry and a cigarette …