By Abigail Rasminsky

Abigail Rasminsky holds an MFA from Columbia University. Her work has appeared in The New York Times; O: The Oprah Magazine; The Morning News; The Nervous Breakdown; The Forward; The Millions; The Faster Times; and Dance Magazine, among other publications.

  1. The lie started with the birth announcement: “We are already very much in love.” This was the script; what we were supposed to feel. We were very much in love, weren’t we?

    It was a hot night in July. I attached two photos—one of me with the baby, one of her with my husband, selected from the 75 or so we’d already taken with our new camera, bought especially for this event, as

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