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Mama Lives in My Hair

Length: 19 pages13 minutes


Four-year-old Celia Johnson is counting down the days until her mother returns from the Middle East where she is serving as an Army nurse. Even when Cee hears the news of her momma's death, she insists she'll still be returning on the day circled in red pen on the calendar. This short story by Merri Hiatt reminds us all that our spirit does not die; it lives on, sometimes even in the toes and hair of the ones we love. This short story is approximately 3,500 words.

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