Write Like A Mother


In a poignant and funny essay, Vela Magazine’s Sarah Menkedick discusses being a writer while being a mother:

The house looks as though someone has flipped it upside down and shaken it, we’re surviving off cans of refried beans, the poor dog is curled beneath the walnut tree in a state of shocked repair, and I am looking up shades of orange (Mahogany! Vermillion! Atomic tangerine!). I might as well be stopping for a cupcake in a hurricane.

Katie O'Brien is an English major at Cornell University, where she writes for kitsch magazine, DJs for a rock station, and complains about the cold. Find her on Twitter @abluekite. More from this author →