Let the Naked Memoir Begin…

Being accurate about one’s teenage state of mind is wincingly painful at times… but I can’t talk about the later years without acknowledging the soup in which they were formed. So…The Gay Dad Project has graciously decided a version of chapter 2 of my memoir.

This piece is called Chicken Pox. The setting is Landstuhl, then West Germany, 1984. I am not quite 15.

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About margaretelysiagarcia

Margaret Elysia Garcia primarily writes fiction, essays and poetry from a remote corner of the Sierra Nevada. She's currently working on a non-fiction book about plus-sized modeling. She's also searching for a publisher for her new collection of stories? Mary of the Chance Encounters. Her short story collection Sad Girls & Other Stories out now on Solstice Literary Press. She blogs here and at Throwing Chanclas and Girl Body Pride. Is a contributor to Hip Mama Magazine. She writes the zine The Adventures of Sad Girl with her daughter, Paloma. She’s a three-time director of the national Listen to Your Mother Show in Plumas County (www.listentoyourmothershow.com). She has an alternative women’s music show Milkshake & Honey on Plumas Community Radio (www.kqny919.org).
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