Three Minus One: Stories of Parents' Love and Loss

Three Minus One: Stories of Parents' Love and Loss

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ISBN-13: 9781938314803
Publisher: She Writes Press
Publication date: 04/19/2014
Pages: 300
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Sean Hanish is an award-winning filmmaker, screenwriter and playwright and a member of the Writer’s Guild of America.  His feature directorial debut, RETURN TO ZERO is a true story based on the experience he and his wife had when they lost their first son within weeks of his due date in 2005.  RETURN TO ZERO stars Minnie Driver, Paul Adelstein, and Alfred Molina, and is the first Hollywood film to tackle the taboo subject of stillbirth. 

Brooke Warner is founder of Warner Coaching Inc., publisher of She Writes Press, and author of What's Your Book? A Step-by-Step Guide to Get You from Inspiration to Published Author. Her book was a finalist for the Foreword Reviews Book of the Year Award for 2012 and her website was selected by the Association of Independent Authors as a winner of “Best Websites for Independent Authors.” She lives and works in Berkeley, California.

Table of Contents

Introduction Sean Hanish 1

Introduction Brooke Warner 4

"You're Going to Be a Daddy," Sean Hanish 6

Keeping Kian Close Gabe Johns 10

The Tiny Voice That Saved Me Alexis Marie Chute 11

Seamus Aoife Goldie 15

Executioner Heather Bell 20

The Turn Susan Blanco 22

The Emptying Out Lisa Roth-Gulvin 24

Bentley's Feet Stephanie Nalley 27

The Almost-Fives Abbie L. Smith 28

Dragonflies Shannan Fleet 32

Skin Chiyuma Elliott 37

The Second of July Lainie Blum Cogan 39

Bearing Max Wendy Staley Colbert 43

Masters of Disguise Gabriela Ibarra Kotara 48

Untitled Katie Sluiter 50

Onion Bread Corrine Heyeck 52

Saying Hello but Saying Goodbye Amy Cartwright 54

Lorenzo's Island Jennifer Massoni Pardini 55

Death of a Possum, Christina Melendrez 60

Time-Warping for the Bereaved Jessica Bomarito 64

On Letting Go Tessica S. Baldanzi 65

Valentine Bar Scott 68

Miscarried Kristin Camitta Zimet 72

Lost Friends and the Big Lie Mike Monday 74

Bella's Story Paul De Leon 78

"So Tell Me About Heaven…," Bobby Richmond 82

Address Book Meagan Golec 83

Baby Maybe Deborah C. Linker 87

Spare Me Jane Blanchard 92

4 a.m. Jane Blanchard 93

The Hatbox Kelly Smith 94

"Where is the Other Baby?" Jessica Killeen 98

What to Do When They Bring You Your Dead Baby in the Hospital Elizabeth Heineman 103

Staring Death in the Face Loni Huston-Eizenga 106

Mute Courtenay Baker 110

Split Wide Open Franchesca Cox 113

Ghost Child Jessica Null Vealitzek 115

Red Ant Rebecca Pat rick-Howard 117

Pinwheel Janet Lynn Davis 122

Eternity Susan Miller Lawler 124

Their Names Julie Christine Johnson 127

The Broken People Robyna May 131

Diary of a Wimpy Mom Keleigh Hadley 133

Heavy as Grief Mercedes Yardley 139

Still J. Iynn Sheridan 142

Called to Motherhood Stacy Clark 144

Cuisle Mo Chroi Ian Byrd (photo by Amy Grebe) 150

Trinity Barbara Mulvey Little 151

Waiting JS Nahani 156

Carrying Ashes Latorial Faison 162

Refuse to Lose Rachel Libby 163

The Raven Angie M. Yingst 166

Forever Held Jen Hannum 169

Ash Colleen Lutz Clemens 170

Silent Miscarriage Marina DelVecchio 173

After Stillbirth Kate Roper Camp 178

Love of My Life Ashley Kimberley 179

The Coin Sarah Elizabeth Troop 183

So Much Love, So Little Time Erica Danega 185

Dashed Anne Phyfe Palmer 186

A Touch of Life Jessica Watson 191

Written on the Palm of My Hand Faith Paulsen 193

Violets in the Mountains Brooke Taylor Duckworth 194

Nesting Laura B. Hayden 199

Miscarriage Jeannie E. Roberts 205

To Balance Bitter, Add Sweet Shoshanna Kirk 207

The Storm Jenifer Richmond 212

Tear Drop Toes Amy Dahlenburg 214

"Not Again," Kelly Kittel 215

Taken Maria B. Olujic, PhD 220

The Final Thread Heather Lynne Davis 225

Rae of Hope Tiffany Pitts 228

The Fire This Time Adina Giannelli 232

Early Second Trimester Tiffany Johnson 235

When Grace is Gone Kerry Ann Morgan 236

Dear Little Mizuko Bean Lauren Vasil 238

Loving Grace Star and Judi Corvinelli 243

The End Dafna Michaelson Jenet 244

Spring Baby Monica Wesolowska 248

Firstborn Barbara Crooker 252

Space Within My Heart Karin Morea 253

Brayden William Porter Jaimie Porter 257

My Daughter Brandon Bodnar 261

Our Bloody Secrets Susan Rukeyser 262

One Could Not Stay Natalie A. Sullivan 265

Touching Heaven Lee Cavalli-Turner 268

Losing Luna Shannon Vest 269

Miscarriage Patricia Dreyfus 273

Luca D'oro: Our Golden Boy Carla Grossini-Concha 274

If Susan Ito 278

Our Family Love Story Carissa Kapcar 283

Rockabye Carol Folsom 287

Three Minus One Baby Loss Mums Amy Dahlenburg 288

Anneka's Story 289

Acknowledgments 293

About the Contributors 296

About the Editors 314

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