The good-looking one, the one in need, the one that almost was
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Becky Mandelbaum lives in Bellingham, Washington, where she edits a lifestyle magazine and dreams about owning 102 dogs. Her novel The Bright Side Sanctuary for Animals is forthcoming from Simon & Schuster in summer 2020.
I was still exploring my power to hurt others and was continually surprised by how potent a single sentence could be. I watched my mother’s face waver and then crack open.