DORIN SCHUMACHER’s writing on silent film star Helen Gardner appears in Women Screenwriters, The Encyclopedia of Early Cinema, This Film is Dangerous and many other publications. Her personal writing appears in The New York Times, Stonepile Writers Anthology, Fjords Review and many others.
I shut out the commotion at the other end of the long narrow table lined with my new in-laws. I chat with my sister-in-law across from me. I can hear my mother-in-law’s voice over the din.
My parents only argue about important things like which way to sharpen a knife every time a Sunday roast is carved.