My Brother, the Bank Robber

I haven’t seen my older brother in 27 years. Jim’s been incarcerated in a federal medical facility, a place that’s reserved for high-level white-collar crimes. Think Bernie Madoff and Anthony Weiner.

He’s slated for release in January 2019. That’s too close for comfort. Even though I’ve watched more prison movies than most people I know, my emotions are still jumbled as I imagine what it will be like to see him…



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Mary McGrath

Top writer in humor, short stories, writing, advice and poetry. She’s written for Newsweek, Wall St. Journal, Good Housekeeping, and Chicken Soup for the Soul.