Archives for May 2017

A Natal Sun–Winner of the MAW Spring Micro-essay Contest

General/Column May 15, 2017

I stared as he kicked and jerked his little legs and arms and let out indecisive cries under the yellow…

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On the Path to Hope–Second Place Winner

General/Column May 15, 2017

Days after the orphanage, at three, she sat on my lap, head against heart, drifted to sleep. Her hand went…

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April Showers–Third Place Winner

General/Column May 15, 2017

We drive home in the rain. It’s still new to me, to see you wiggling in your carseat in the…

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The Sisterhood of Bereaved Mothers–Fourth Place Winner

General/Column May 15, 2017

Within hours of learning that the paramedics couldn’t resuscitate my fourteen-month-old daughter, it dawned on me. I had joined—unwillingly—the exclusive…

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