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Carrie Knowles

Carrie Knowles, who lives in Raleigh, North Carolina, has been a freelance writer for twenty-five years. She wrote “The Only Child,” which appears in this issue, at the request of her siblings.

— From August 1993
Essays, Memoirs, and True Stories

The Only Child

Alzheimer’s sneaks up on you: a forgotten appointment, a misplaced handbag, a spoken sentence that makes no sense, an inexplicable burst of anger, the nagging fear that there may not be enough money for you to live on. The early signs of Alzheimer’s seem to be just natural signs of aging.

August 1993

The Black Siamese Twins Meet Queen Victoria

They lived too close for harsh words. It was as if at any given minute a sharp word or careless thought could push them over some terrible edge, tearing them apart.

March 1990
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