11 December, 2010
The story is 24 pages long and the theme about love, "What maniacs we are--sick with love, all of us." Love that doesn't work out with a spouse or lover, love of and for a child as well as love for a parent and the intense desire for parental love, affection, and acceptance. The story also explores what happens to love when someones dies and how to hang on to the memory of love.
"Housewifely Arts" is issue number 142 from One Story.
Narrative Magazine, short story "Birds of a Lesser Paradise"
Megan Mayhew Bergman's web page
One Story interview