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Riley is Dead: HardBoiled Eggs by Chanel Brenner: AfterTalk Inspirational 7.25.19

by Chanel Brenner   Riley is dead, and now, I make eggs for his brother, like I used to do for him.   As I boil the water, I remember how Riley loved to shift them in the glass bowl while they cooled, watching light flicker the water,   as if he beheld a world,

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At a Restaurant the Night my Son Died

by Chanel Brenner I sat across from him, shooting his portrait with my phone.   His charcoal sweatshirt faded into the dark booth.   He played tic-tac-toe in the dim light.   I should have known something was wrong,   when he scribbled his X’s and O’s like a toddler—   should have known his

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Strange Awakenings: AfterTalk Inspirational

                         Strange Awakenings By Peggy Amler It was early morning.  My eyes were still shut. I was waking up before my alarm went off. I could tell it wasn’t quite daylight, but close to it. I had some remnant thoughts, some vague remembrances of a

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