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The Rule

It is a rule. Unspoken, but understood. New visitors quickly learn the futility of escape. For me, a time does not exist without it. I help my father pull out two long cardboard boxes, careful to avoid tearing them with … Continue reading

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Help

I was stupid. Naive. I did things myself, without help. Now I cringe at the mere thought of the words rolling off my tongue. “We want to spend the first week alone to bond as a family, Mom. You can … Continue reading

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