Learning to ride, falling down, getting back on
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Laura Willwerth lives in western Massachusetts. Her writing has appeared in Cosmonauts Avenue and The Massachusetts Review. Her chapbook Trump It: Words I Found on the Right was published by Factory Hollow Press.
I’m just drifting off to sleep when a creature in the bushes outside my window screams like a human baby. I run to the kitchen. What is that? I ask my mother. Mother says, That is a fisher. I’m eight and have never heard of such an animal. A fisher, says Mother, is a kind of weasel that lives in the woods. It eats cats. It could even, she says, eat a very small dog.