All My Pets are Dead

In her essay, “All My Pets are Dead” Michelle chronicles the memories of her very-dead pets with offbeat humor and surprisingly-poingant moments that will take anyone back to the heart of their childhood and first lessons of death.

The essay originally appeared in University of Baltimore’s Plorkology: Poems, Stories, and Essays, 2013 and then in Michelle’s debut collection, and the floor was always lava, May 2014.. 

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