I Walked Away From My Mother

Photo by Priscilla Du Preez on Unsplash

“You no longer mean anything to me, and I hope you know that.”

“I should have had an abortion like I wanted to.”

“You are nothing but a godless, liberal bitch.”

These are just a few of the voice messages my mother has left me over the years. I saved them. I’m not sure…



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Amanda Kristen

Amanda Kristen

Stories about animals and normalizing death and grief. Occasional personal nugget. Desert living, coffee-addicted, dog-snuggler.