My Mother Said No One Would Love Me
(warning: long story)
Ever, she said.
That’s why when Tom came along, I was so happy to prove her wrong for once.
No one will ever love you, she said. My “peculiarities” were too much to handle. That’s what she called them, my peculiarities. She didn’t want to acknowledge that it might be something real–not her daughter, not the daughter of Miss Orange County, 1980.