CW: COVID-related death Dear skull-washer, I’m thinking about the year 1656. Maybe you know it? When a plague brought the population of Naples crashing down by more than half, from 400,000 to 150,000. Like New York City in 2020, they didn’t have room for all the dead. So they pi…
CW: Disordered eating Dear hypno-healer, Some mornings when I’m woken up by the sun but am still too tired to be conscious, I can visit my friends. In …
Liz Bowen
Dear plague doctor, I’ve stopped checking the daily numbers because no matter what they are, we remain here in the epicenter of mass death. Some days a…
Liz Bowen
Dear great-grandwreck, I took a walk in the sun. At the bottom of the uptown cliffs I was stopped in my tracks. I had seen the turtles there before, bu…
Liz Bowen
Dear foremother, In the very first few days of this year, an astrologer told me that since I had experienced starvation as a 12-year-old child, I had l…
Liz Bowen
Letters to a Sick Witch