Sherry Mayle

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How Weed Delivery Helped Me Come Out to Mom

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 The Bold Italic 2019

When I was in high school, Mom picked me up from school two hours early for being gay. “What are you?” she asked me. “Some kind of queer?”

I Faked Epilepsy as a Child to Get Attention

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Narratively 2018
When we arrived at the neurologist’s office, I ran to the bathroom and pretended to have a seizure. For the past two months, I’d been faking seizures to get out of chores and high school, so it was a habit..

Black Ops For Jesus

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The Rumpus 2017
“Did you know that sonofabitch hit Ruby in the back of the head with a shovel?”

Mom had a habit of referring to everyone, even her own children...

My Dad's Dead Mistress

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Rumblefish Quarterly 2017
Mom loved to tell the story about how she almost killed Dad. “I grabbed that butcher knife and I told him, ‘You take one more step and I'll..."

Publications

The Mindful Swamp Witch

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Snarky self-help with a touch of magical realism.

Stories About My Sex Life

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Stories about my sex life no one asked for.

West Hill Story Mill

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Stories from the holler.

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