Kirie Pedersen's story "Sex for Groceries" in r.kv.r.y Quarterly Literary Journal is about survival, recovery, loss, and the healing power of love.
In Tiger Tiger, Margaux Fragoso describes her childhood with a pedophile. Many believe she shouldn't tell her story. I vote yes.
How did I survive the sudden death of my father, the year-long dying of my mother?
I was at the lowest ebb, ever. My parents died. My family fractured along fault lines based on ancient grudges and current gripes. I had just arrived back in Manhattan …
Push on through the places you're bored or ready to give up, and finish. Then let go.