How to Have a Funeral for One

Scissors, Tape, and the twisted path to having a great day.

Photo by Gage Walker on Unsplash

Rodent Love

Scissors was the black one and Tape was the brown one. Both were fuzzy baby gerbils that came home with us in a cardboard box from a strip mall Petco on a frozen Sunday in January.

My daughter, who was five, had saved up eighty-six grubby dollar bills in a jar on her dresser, which…



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Emily Kingsley

Emily Kingsley


I mostly write about animals, including the human kind. Dead or alive. Also body parts. Contact me at She/her.