author: Danielle Evans
year: 2010 from before you suffocate your own fool self
note: When I began this story, I thought it was going to be a first-person plural POV, but it surprised me into shifting into first-person singular.
a line: “Every time I call my house, even those times when I am calling because my mother has forgotten to pick me up or call me back or send me something necessary, she tells me she has just been thinking of me.”
theme(s): Intersectional feminism, race and class, motherhood, college