There are certain memories of childhood that seem to invoke strong feelings of joy, sadness, or fear. I’m sure most could recall the first time they experienced the loss of a relative or pet, or the thrill of riding a bicycle without training wheels, or even a first crush. However, some experiences are so unusual and raw, that they imbed themselves like cancer, no matter how hard we try to forget.

I grew up in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, on the corner of Washington street. Our home was a three-story red brick structure, a perfect house for a family of eight. From…

Michael Gabriel/ The Writer's Voice

Writer of fiction, opinions and everything else. Graduate of Lackawanna College in Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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