Raindrops In A Pond

‘There is a story about a woman who goes into labor when the attending physician is tired. There is a story about a woman who is herself born too early. There is a story about a woman whose body clung to her child so hard they cut her to retrieve him. There is a story about a woman who heard a story about a woman who birthed wolf cubs in secret. When you think about it, stories have this way of running together like raindrops in a pond. Each is borne when the clouds separate, but once they have come together, there is no way to tell them apart.’

from ‘The Husband Stitch’ by Carmen Maria Machado, in Her Body & Other Parties

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