How I Stopped Time for Us

And how apt that also fixed in time is a momma bird feeding her baby.

My bedroom wall calendar still displays the month of June 2022 along with an image of an adult Brown Thrasher feeding a baby. Brown Thrashers are large birds with soft brown feathers and black-streaked white underparts. They forage on the ground for worms and insects…



My sister was part of my life for 65 years. Although we lived apart for most of those years, her unexpected death has left me unmoored, melancholic, and afraid. These stories are my way of resuming life while remembering and honoring my sister.

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Marie A Bailey

Life-long writer. Three-cat mama. Introvert who loves solitude. Fledgling nature photographer. You can also find me at