Jessica Kashdan Brown

  • Jessica Kashdan-Brown

Mamma has her good days, and then she has her “cloudy days”. On those days I have to be extra quiet, so I don’t wake her. I can tell today is a cloudy day, so I make myself breakfast and find somewhere to eat amongst the half-empty beer bottles, last night’s dinner, and mamma’s make-up, which I’m not allowed to touch. I’m almost done when I hear a long, deep snore from mamma’s room. Mamma doesn't snore. The thing about mamma's cloudy days is that, sometimes, she pretends. I hate those days. On those days, I reach for her precious makeup.

Seed by Jessica Kashdan Brown. Image by Kseniia Grebennikova.