After they married my mother moved into his house. My father laughs about the girl she was
wrenched from the city.
He likes to recall her first mistakes: high heels in the horse barn, press- on nails while learning to splice rope, hairspray by a wood stove the refusal to gut a fish. I don’t remember
these tiny failures; only my mother chasing possums from our porch steps, digging oysters out of the shoreline eating them raw, hiding the love letters other women would send my father
like she was born to do it.
43 The Paris-American
Meghann Plunkett is a New York City based writer and performer. Her work has been published in national and international literary magazines including Simon & Schuster’s new anthology, Chours.She is a co-founder, producer and performer for the show KissPunchPoem: an official selection at the Chicago Improv Festival, the New York City Poetry Festival, the Hawaii Improv Festival and the Boston Comedy Arts Festival.The show has also been featured at The Encyclopedia Show and The Green Mill in Chicago. She invites you to The Magnet Theater in New York City, every Saturday at 9pm.