Q: What would your characters say about you?
A: I’d like to think that Mish would talk about me the same way she talks about her father: with a mix of love, embarrassment, admiration, and exasperation. She seems like a thoughtful enough kid that she wouldn’t care that I’m desperately uncool. Mish’s father and I would have long conversations about the difficulties of parenting through the teen years, and I’m pretty sure I would serve as both a model and a cautionary tale for him. Both Mish and her father would have a thing or two to say about the quality of my knitting, which is more enthusiastic than technically perfect.
Jennifer Hudak’s story “The Art of Unpicking Stitches”
in Metaphorosis Friday, 23 July 2021.
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