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A Quarterly Journal
Jeffrey Woodward, Founder & Owner
Ray Rasmussen, General Editor

Volume 13, Number 2, June 2019
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Diana Webb
Leatherhead, UK


Sins of the Flesh

At the convent school we were rarely permitted to speak. Not in assembly, not in the classroom, not even during the walk along the passage to the toilets. If as much as a whisper was heard there were accusations from the nuns and after denials, cautions that we would have to account to Almighty God for every lie we told. But there were exceptions. In the art room where we sat on the floor weaving little scarves on handlooms we were allowed to talk. It was there that one of the girls told us something it was hard to believe about mummies and daddies.

stunned silence
what was never pointed out
on nature walks

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