With a broken-down oven, in a hotel kitchen, on an uninhabited island
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Colleen Creamer is a journalist living in Los Angeles. She has had poetry published in Painted Bride Quarterly, and is in search of a publisher for her novel Free Will — No Map.
Everything is packed in the rented car and we are about to drive off when my mother sucks in her breath and says, “Your father!” She gets out of the car, runs into the house, and returns with the baroque-looking urn that was left out on the dining-room table like airplane tickets so she wouldn’t forget it.