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Isabella Russell-Ides

Isabella Russell-Ides is a poet, a playwright, a painter, and “a divine comedienne.” She lives in Stockton, New Jersey.

— From July 1991
Essays, Memoirs, & True Stories

Confessions Of A Catholic Girl

We were seven years old. The Church believed we had reached the age of reason. I believed that when the priest placed the first holy wafer on my tongue, if I didn’t swallow it, if I could keep it from melting in my mouth, then when I stepped outside the church I would rise into the sky.

July 1991
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