THE NARRATIVE ARC

Morning With the Raccoons

Maybe they’re not the enemy

Laura DeMaisBerg
The Narrative Arc
Published in
6 min readMay 17, 2024

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Raccoon staring into the camera
Photo by Vincent Dörig on Unsplash

This morning I woke up at 5 AM. I went downstairs and made coffee. It was still too early to go walking so I read a little and wrote in my journal. From the couch where I was sitting, I could see a raccoon slinking across our back patio. It climbed up the stairs and over our hot tub where it made its way to a little…

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Laura DeMaisBerg
The Narrative Arc

I write about seemingly mundane experiences that are relatable because we are human. Subscribe on Substack to get my stories directly: lauramc.sub-stack.com