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Morbid Curiosity #6

It’s been 11 years since the publication of Morbid Curiosity‘s 6th issue.  It’s one of my favorite issues, careening wildly from the political to the supernatural, with stops at the witchcraft shop, the HR office, and the backwoods. Contributors included Morbid Curiosity regulars … Continue reading

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The Editor’s Children

My favorite essay in Morbid Curiosity #6 doesn’t appear in print anywhere else.  Shira B.’s “Talking to Strangers” starts slowly, when a man joins her table at the Borders Cafe near her university.  Next thing she knows, he’s showing her photos of … Continue reading

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Farewell to LiveJournal

I started blogging in March 2004 when my daughter learned to roll over by herself.  I was a new mom with a preemie who’d had colic.  In fact, I often quoted Marvin the Paranoid Android to myself: “Here I am, … Continue reading

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True Obsession

My obsession is with the truth. I suppose that’s because I did not feel I could tell my own truth for so long. I grew up as a flannel-wearing farm girl who had a thing for other girls, which I … Continue reading

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Complete Personal Essay Publications

THIS MORBID LIFE, coming soon from Renaissance Books, collects the following essays: • “The Most Morbid Thing I’ve Ever Done?” about having a premature baby, Morbid Curiosity #8, May 2004. • “True-Life Romance,” about taking prom pictures in Glenwood Cemetery … Continue reading

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