Tag Archives: Dysfunctional families

A Quintessential Crisis

There’s this expectation in my family: if we’re going to get together, I have to make the arrangements. For a while, we met once during the summer and again on Christmas Eve, but after I stopped planning the summer gig, … Continue reading

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Kids Who’ve Lost the Family Lottery

The stories I write are about kids who come from difficult family situations. Their parents are negligent, abusive, or so caught up in their own problems that they fail to put their children first.  When you’re a kid in such … Continue reading

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