Honesty, pain, & love.

A A McRae
2 min readJan 19, 2023
Antique Ink pen on notebook
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I turn to see my oldest child in the doorway. His eyes narrow and his lips purse, “I think you can do better Mom,” he says.

I had been reading aloud from my writing. I am finally feeling confident in the last few paragraphs.

“That’s not a very nice thing to say, love cake.”

I am feeling guilty about not being more productive. I think I am finally getting somewhere with…

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A A McRae

I am a teacher, parent, cookie-baking experimenter, library enthusiast, and all-around bookworm. Twitter and Instagram: @aamcraewrites