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Ashes, Ashes, We All Wore Dad

(And Pete! Why does everyone keep forgetting Pete?)

Pete the Stinky Pup. Photo by me.

“Mom, wait! We have to do Pete’s ashes, too!” shouted Cuyler as he ran back into the house. It was a chilly spring morning and he, Casey, and I were going to spread Stu’s ashes on our farm.

“What?” I replied, practically falling down the front steps which would’ve been awful as I was holding the open…




We publish memoirs, personal essays, and fictional memoir. Creative stories unpacked from the nostalgic hope chests of our lives.

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Susan McCorkindale

Susan McCorkindale

Rugby mom, soccer mom, author, hopeless optimist. Reach me at

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