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The Gift

The Gift

“They are infinitely grateful to have been given such a gift. And all the parties coexist in the world happily, […]

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Prayer for Eighty Candles

Prayer for Eighty Candles

“Who needs a cake with eighty-candles — waxy-stiff and tilted like gravestones? I’m just too old for a party. I […]

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Three Day Wind

Three Day Wind

“She must even have hoped to some day be at such a place…. But she permits herself ambivalence; to feel […]

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The Fire Next Door

The Fire Next Door

“Laura is sure she had heard the exhale of a groan tonight; the faint whisper of ‘please…leave me alone,’ escaping […]

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Families Are Funny

Families Are Funny

“She loves you already, silly,” Sarah says as she smooths over Lily’s hair and scoots her daughter out the front […]

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About

Lisa Battalia II am writer, mediator, attorney, volunteer, depending on the day. First and foremost, though, I am the mother of two great kids, two teenagers, not yet fully launched. Read More...