Stories 2021
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Bradshaw, Terilynn

The Green Bench

Terilynn Bradshaw

A mother reintroduces herself to the three young daughters separated from her by custody arrangements.

Fieldsteel, Patricia

Where's the Beef?

Patricia Fieldsteel

Beef meant rules and regulations, calculations and ceremonies. Steaks were grilled—the domain of men. But Mother did what she did best—give orders.

Saje, Natasha

The Dollmaker

Natasha Sajé

In war-torn Europe, a young woman made dolls that she bartered for food, often just turnips. When she became a mother herself, turnips were off the table.

Goldsmith, Margie

Never Too Late

Margie Goldsmith

Mom didn't cook. Neither does her daughter. But a pandemic-inspired Zoom class provides an opportunity to learn.

Brian, Bex

Pyrotechnics for Breakfast

Bex Brian

A family log cabin in the woods sounds idyllic, but not when the contraption for cooking has Mum swearing and burning the food (and almost herself).