Finished Fingerprints of You. Methinks we have a talented new writer in our midst. I had the priviledge of workshopping with Kristen-Paige at the Taos Summer Writer’s Conference this year and her stories lead the reader to their own feelings. Very elegant, a joy to read.
Reading Kristen-Paige Madonia’s Fingerprints of You, and certain passages strike home.
p.38: Inner voice of Lemon, a 17 year old pregnant girl who has never known her father, who resents her mother for moving her around so much as a child;
I remember our shitty little house with the stained carpet and the worn-out couch waiting for us on the other side of town, and I realized I’d spent most of my childhood being angry at her (Mom) for making us live like that, for not having enough money for us to rent a nicer home, and for refusing to pick a place to settle in. (End of Quote)
I have a similar situation in my family now, adult kids struggling with their resentment of moving a lot when they were young, of Mom being married multiple times and having boyfriends, of feeling when they were kids they didn’t have…
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