I remember the moment it happened, the single spark that set my body aflame. My Pilates instructor and friend stood behind me

Holding Pattern

Mom and Bob would have been married 38 years today. They married when I was 14. When I think about how much

The Space Between

When my mother died, I sat at her bedside and held her hand Until I could feel it turning cold. I’m certain

Quicksand and Greeting Cards

As a kid, I was afraid of drowning in quicksand. I mean, I saw it on Gilligan’s Island, The Incredible Hulk, and

Katrina Willis with Parting Gifts Cake
Katrina Anne Willis is the author of Parting Gifts (She Writes Press, April 2016) and a faculty member of the Story Summit Writer’s School. Her personal essays have been featured in numerous anthologies, including Chicken Soup for the Soul: Think Possible, My Other Ex: Women’s True Stories of Leaving and Losing Friends, and Nothing but the Truth So Help Me God. She was recognized as one of six distinguished authors at the 2016 Indianapolis Book & Author luncheon, was named a BlogHer 2015: Experts Among Us “Voice of the Year,” was awarded the 2014 Parenting Media Association’s Gold Medal Blogger Award, participated in the 2013 “Listen to Your Mother” show, and was a 2011 Midwest Writers Fellow.

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