7 responses

  1. gopika nath
    May 16, 2012

    Macabre but ends with a profound message. Beautifully told. Short, lucid, evocative and the end tugs at the heart strings. Lovely. Thank you


  2. JP Reynolds
    May 17, 2012

    I love Melissa’s work, though as I was reading this piece I was wondering where it was going. I got a shiver as I read the last line. Stab-me-in-the-heart beautiful!


  3. L
    May 18, 2012

    lovely! Of course, as a child, I was likely to have been the one to grab them out of the fish and show my mom! Your turn of phrase is delightful. My only critique is that at the end I would have liked to have seen your change, rather than be told about it…


  4. Heather
    May 18, 2012

    This piece is chilling and exquisite, capturing in one perfect scene the complex knot of fear and love a child feels for a mother capable of intimidation and inspiration in equal measure.


  5. Yvonne M. Sode
    September 16, 2012

    Having lost my mom two years ago, I truly felt this piece. As Melissa’s ending is real to many who received such profound insights from their mother.


  6. Dani C Wheller
    October 23, 2012

    William Cazella, Enjoy the class and hope to do well.


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