ByVirgie Townsend

Virgie Townsend is a fiction writer living in the DC area with her husband and their moderately stinky dog. She can be found on Twitter.

  1. I was sitting in my gynecologist’s office, waiting to get my IUD removed so my husband and I can have a baby, when the woman across from me began telling a nurse about her daughter who killed herself the previous year.

    “Her first boyfriend broke up with her,” the other patient said. “She didn’t think she’d get anyone else.” 

    “Last year? You’re in good shape,” said the nurse. “I’d