The Dead Mother

By Vincent Poturica The son finds his mother hanging from a pipe near her bedroom ceiling by a leather belt he made for her last Christmas. Mom, why did you kill yourself? asks the son. Because I could not accept the limitations of this life, says the dead mother. That makes sense, says the son; there are many limitations. For instance, hunger, money, and the unbearable loneliness I often feel at night. Yes, exactly, says the dead mother; you understand perfectly. But we could have maybe talked more before you … Continue reading The Dead Mother