Chapter 13

Chapter 13 – The Joys of F*cking up Your Kid (part 4)

* Paige’s inner demons rage and her body rebels. She cycles through one outburst after another. My usual methods of keeping us both sane – earplugs and songs – aren’t working. And today she hasn’t even had a tremor. “Paige, stop crying,” I sing. “Pleeease stop crying!” I walk up and down the hallway, holding her… Continue reading Chapter 13 – The Joys of F*cking up Your Kid (part 4)

Chapter 8

Chapter 8 – Feels Like The First Time (part 3)

A white minivan pulls up in the loading/unloading zone 15 minutes later. A woman pulls out an infant car seat and walks towards the building. I tap-tap-tap my feet frantically, anticipating the next moment. Theodora is an attractive woman with dark, creamy skin and matching eyes. She wears a Muslim headscarf, a basic shirt and jeans.… Continue reading Chapter 8 – Feels Like The First Time (part 3)