Sunday Sentence


In which I participate in David Abrams’s “Sunday Sentence” project, sharing the best sentence I’ve read during the past week, “out of context and without commentary.”

“It is terrible to carry a doomed child beneath your heart.”

Source: Kate Maloy, “A Normal Woman,” in Choice: True Stories of Birth, Contraception, Infertility, Adoption, Single Parenthood, & Abortion, edited by Karen E. Bender & Nina de Gramont.

3 thoughts on “Sunday Sentence

  1. Kate Maloy says:

    Erika, I’m kind of stunned by this, and very grateful. It was such a long time ago, yet so fresh, sometimes, in my memory. Thank you so much. Out of all the sentences in a week, I don’t even know what else to say.

    1. Erika Dreifus says:

      Kate, I’m so glad that you found your way here. Admittedly, there are a LOT of wonderful sentences in that book–it’s a remarkable anthology. We so often hear of anthologies that are “uneven,” but this one’s essays are uniformly superb. Thank you so much for sharing yours.

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