The Other Woman

The dormant woman who slumbers in our soul

Deb Palmer
Middle-Pause
Published in
8 min readOct 1, 2023

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1940s hand-tinted photograph of woman on a rock in river
Hand-tinted photograph by my mom — The photo is of her posing for a friend in the Icycle River

I can’t say I wanted to grow up to be like Mom.

She was tall and beautiful, and when she entered a room, all eyes followed her graceful carriage. Those traits and a few others, I would have loved to inherit.

I could choose to serve her to you on a silver platter as the best wife, mother, and all-around woman, God…

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Deb Palmer
Middle-Pause

Author & Freelance Storyteller — Sweeping humor and gut-wrenching truth from under the rug —