By Jody Mace

Jody Mace is an essayist whose work has appeared in fullgrownpeople.com, The Washington Post, O (Oprah’s Magazine) and many other publications. She also writes about music and about her home of Charlotte, North Carolina, where she publishes the website CharlotteOnTheCheap.com.

  1. Maybe this has happened to you. You take the sheets out of the dryer and there’s something wadded up inside a big sheet. The big sheet has twisted around it, creating a large, round pocket filled with whatever is wadded up. As you start to untwist the sheet you think, “What if this is a human head?” Then you stop untwisting the sheet because, although chances are it is not a human head, if it…

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