“Bizarre women say bizarre things,” he said. “They bring you to a place that you don’t want to go and if one of them happens to be your mother, you just might be the unluckiest person on earth. It won’t matter if you love her or not, she’ll never change; she’ll never conform to what a normal mother should be. No matter how far away you move or how many drugs you take, there’s no getting away from her, even when she lies lifeless on the cold linoleum floor.”
Excerpt from “To Princess Lily” by Mark Tulin in the final issue of White Ash Literary Magazine.
Thriving: Issue #7 can be found on Amazon.