Free Trial Offer Try The Sun at no cost or obligation Get your free issue

Laura Oliver

Laura Oliver is the author of The Story Within: New Insights and Inspiration for Writers. She lives in Annapolis, Maryland. Though not a therapist, she is the daughter of a therapist, the sister of a therapist, and the close friend of a therapist. She has also spent years in therapy herself and has watched every episode of the HBO series In Treatment. She believes this qualifies her to give lots of advice.

— From June 2013

Time Capsule

My sister Melanie won’t let me help with the time capsule we’re making. Four years older and in junior high now, she likes to boss me around. She’s searching the attic for things to put in the box when I give up and head down the stairs. I take the last three steps in one giant jump, then wish someone had seen me.

June 2013
Help Sustain The Sun We've lifted our paywall. In this time of isolation, we want to share stories about what connects us, the challenges we face, and the moments when we rise to meet them. Donate