The pro-choice/pro-life debate has been woven into the fabric of American politics and culture, but at least, while that battle raged, those who opted for an abortion could do so knowing it would be performed as safely as any other major medical procedure. That’s been true since the mid-1970’s. There…

I listened as my father bragged about my beauty and achievements to his friends at the country club. …

All you need is love. Love is patient and kind. Love is a many splendored thing. To know her is to love her. Do you love me, now that I can dance?

Some people say it so easily, I have to wonder if they even notice they say it. “Love…

I used to lie awake at night and think about him. I’d wonder what he was doing. I’d imagine what his wife looked like and wonder how much time they spent together and if they still liked each other or had fallen out of love. I had already read lots…

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They say a mother’s love is all a child needs. No harm could befall an infant wrapped in the safety of her mother’s arms. I wouldn’t know. My mother wasn’t the typical stay-at-home mom. She had better things to do. A welcome addition to any social event, she was the…

I was 18 weeks pregnant and had the most unbelievable knife-like shooting pains in my left side. I actually fell off the toilet, writhing on the floor in agony. No cell phones then. Couldn’t even crawl to the phone. …

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Fiction Friday

“Sometimes I swear I can taste tiny stars on the tip of my tongue. Just buzzing around on the edge. You know that tingling when your coffee’s too hot, and those little bumps rise like they’re on fire? Those stars. Can you taste them?”

I still have no idea what…

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I am from Beverly Hills, Rodeo Drive, street of loneliness, street of dread, street of danger, street of famous and celebrated

I am from criticism, humiliation, accusations, histrionics, cries and outcries

I am from dingy kitchen, filthy grout, moldy jam, stale bread, greasy cupboards, unpolished silver

I am from ironed…

Danna Reich Colman

Writer and copyeditor. “What doesn’t kill us gives us something new to write about” ~ J. Wright

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