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A bittersweet publishing experience…

06 Feb

I am very happy that I’ve had one of my creative nonfiction essays published in the premier print issue of the Avalon Literary Review. Why is it bittersweet? It’s a piece about visiting Dad, who was slowly slipping away. During a short stay at a nursing home in the Alzheimer’s unit, I spent time with him, talking with him and, on a good day, he could remember who I was. Those heartbreaking moments are etched into my soul. Fortunately, now that Dad is gone, the heartbreaking memories are slowly being replaced with memories of the twinkle in his eye, the way he laughed, and how much we loved each other.

Here’s to you Dad. I’ll love you forever.

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Posted by on February 6, 2012 in random musings

 

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2 responses to “A bittersweet publishing experience…

  1. Bill Wolff (@billwolff)

    February 6, 2012 at 10:38 pm

    Congrats, Mary, on the publication, though sorry to read about the events that lead to it.

    Wishing you continued successes with your writing.

    Bill

     
  2. Candace Lindlaw-Hudson

    February 6, 2012 at 11:27 pm

    Mary! You are a published writer! How great is that? You will hold on to the shining moments of your father’s life in the long run. He did have a million dollar smile! Congrats on your heartfelt piece.

    Candy Lindlaw Hudson

     

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