So It Begins


As of yesterday, Mom has begun her “transition” to death. Please keep her in your prayers.

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About Melissa Crandall

Longer ago than I care to admit--although I will--I cut my writing teeth on fanzines and media tie-in novels. Since then, I've moved on to narrative nonfiction, speculative fiction, and essays. I write to explore and understand the world around me, the things I see and experience nearby or from a distance. If I shake myself up, cool. If I shake you up, even better. Not gratuitously--what's the point in that?--but to set what I know, or think I know, on end and realize, "Well, doesn't it look different from this side!" My work is neither sexually explicit nor graphically violent. Let's face it - your imaginations will come up with things far worse than anything I could write, no matter how descriptive. Besides, it's just not my thing. I live in Connecticut with my supportive husband Ed, a cat named Ruby who might just think she's a dog, and an epileptic Australian shepherd named Holly who isn't quite certain anymore who she is, except she knows she loves her mommy.
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4 Responses to So It Begins

  1. Carolyn Sturgess Pardy says:

    You are always in our prayers. Your devotion to your Mother is an example for me and my sisters in handling our Mom’s dementia. I hope she will feel as safe and cared for as you Mom must.

  2. marie mccarthy says:

    Of course, Melissa. You are in my thoughts and prayers too.
    Fondly,
    Marie McCarthy

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