Author Archives: Mandy Brasher

No Pool Today: A Short Story About My Summer

Sometimes I wonder what my parents did with us during the summer and then it comes back to me…they took us camping for a week and then told us to go outside for the rest of the 3 months. Just go outside and find something or someone interesting. There were no water parks or daily […]

I Like Not Seeing Bloody Body Parts

When I was 17 I watched a colonoscopy and what I assume was some sort of heart surgery. I stood over a man and watched as a doctor used a shiny metal contraption to spread a total stranger’s ribs open until all I could see was a pumping heart and lots of bright red body […]

Let Me Explain “Goofing” To Stupid People

Like a lot of people, I have been reading endless articles about that one family with 300 kids who have recently been further thrust into the proverbial spotlight for sexual abuse and their desire to look the other way. Reading the articles is tragic, but even more tragic are the endless comments from people walking […]