The Memoirist
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The Memoirist

The Bird and The Bonds

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It’s hard to really grasp how big a cockatoo is until it’s glaring at you like Hannibal Lector from its cage in your mother-in-law’s kitchen.

We lived in a little guest house behind my in-laws’ main house, in a less than great neighborhood. A government-subsidized apartment complex was around the corner, and I called the cops on the regular when I thought our neighbor was actually going to kill his wife this time. The…




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

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Bev Potter

Bev Potter

Legal secretary by day, insomniac by night. BA, MA. Humor, pop culture, and things that make you think.

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