Jan/Feb 1998

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(These are excerpts—click on the title to view the whole piece!)

Angelina Was Obviously Having A Bad Day

The psychiatrist let a cat out of his bag. Forty years of ambitious insomnia and this is what it comes down to? A diagnosis of manic depression?

Lauren McHenry

Somewhere Station

I had to bring home at least one baby. I failed to have one of my own.

Avital Gad Cykman

The Cat at Light's End

Jayne knew exactly how she, Russ, their daughter Alyssa, and a cat ended up living out of a beater Econoline van, now parked at a Fred Meyer's One-Stop Shopping Center in Portland, Oregon.

Charlie Dickinson