Summer, 2004 We had never gone away together, never taken a vacation. My mother had always been too busy cleaning houses, changing diapers, and dating worthless men. But she made time, one summer, for us to go somewhere, be somewhere and escape our day to day drudgery among cacti and overwhelming heat. It would be my mother, my five-year-old sister,… [read this]
About Michelle Bracken
Michelle Bracken is a fiction editor for The Great American Lit Mag. Her work has appeared in Litro Magazine, The Baltimore Review, RipRap, Forklift Ohio, The Superstition Review, and has recently been listed as an honorable mention in the Best American Essays of 2016. Find her on Twitter @MBracken4.