Two Years and 20 Miles from Sandy Hook

Olivia and her brother

by Allyson Wuerth “We take up the task eternal, and the burden, and the lesson, Pioneers! O pioneers!”—W.W Every writing workshop I’ve ever attended, I’ve been taught this: don’t write about a fresh hurt; let time pass. If it’s too fresh, too close, your words become litters of blind puppies thrown onto the Merritt Parkway. …

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