The Unwanted

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By Ann Hultberg

The twenty-year old woman immersed herself in the bathwater. She had one young son and for reasons unknown to others, didn’t want another child. Using the coat hanger as a spear, she stabbed at the unwanted, and bled to death. That afternoon, her husband found her that way, not understanding, and asked why.

Years later, their son found his unconscious wife, slumped, with her head in the stove, gas flowing out like a fan. He pulled her out in time, not understanding, and asked why.

         
Ann Hultberg writes “to figure out what is important in life, what drives us on, who influences us; to pay hommage to others, to retell family history.”

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