Things to consider when your intuition says the worst is about to happen, and then it does.
Policing femininity, and headlines from the week.
It’s not God, it’s me.
What we’ve lost.
Growing up with multiple caregivers.
Surgery, and the death of a beloved pet.
Losing a grandparent.
Opting out of the school-stress Olympics.
A goodbye from Marah.
Even when you know someone you love is dying, there is no way to prepare for it at all.
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