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18 January, 2010

Austin Bunn, "Everything, All at Once"

Read short story, "Everything, All at Once," by Austin Bunn, first published in The Sun and subsequently in 2010 Pushcart Prize XXXIV: Best of the Small Presses.

It is written in 1st person POV, present tense and is about women, mothers and daughters, aging and switching roles, and learning from our mistakes. The mother self-diagnoses herself with lichen sclerosis and insists her forty-year old daughter accompany her to the doctor. The mother, despite having Parkinson's, is living a full life as the daughter is shedding all of her possessions along with her husband. Enjoyed it very much.