Lillian and Marvin were married for 35 fruitless years.
“It’s not like nowadays where women take drugs like cocktails and voila, twins or triplets or, heaven forbid, more,” Lillian bemoaned to Stan in June.
“In the ‘70s, you still did things the old fashion way; by time fertility clinics came on the scene. Marvin said we were too settled in our ways to add kids to the picture…
In her captivating vignette, “Spooning,” author Leah Holbrook Sackett lets her reader in on a life gone wrong and the main character lost on a journey to make sense of it all. The inspiration for this piece developed following Leah’s discovery in her own kitchen of a rogue spoon. The spoon was mismatched to any set, yet was a favourite among the utensils stashed in the drawer. This facet becomes a key hinge of the story she tells and raised intriguing questions in itself to the things that we cherish in life.
Leah Holbrook Sackett is the Gold Writer of the ArtAscent Sensuality call for writers. To see the full body of work and profile, get a copy of the ArtAscent Art & Literature Journal Sensuality issue.