Dead Housekeeping

That’s the provocative name of an onsite literary journal that sees its purpose to be “a heartfelt look at loss through the lens of the home.” More as a writing exercise than anything else, I tackled the challenge of creating a micro-essay that would capture a small portion of my mother’s idiosyncratic ways.

Voila! Linked here is “Fresh Linens,” the latest post at Dead Housekeeping. I didn’t have a photo of my mom in action, so I had to perform the re-enactment.

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About Alice Lowe

I am a freelance writer, avid reader and Virginia Woolfophile in San Diego, California. My personal essays have been published in more than seventy literary journals and can be followed on my blog: www.aliceloweblogs.wordpress.com. I have published essays and reviews about Virginia Woolf, including two monographs in the Bloomsbury Heritage Series published by Cecil Woolf Publishers, London: "Beyond the Icon: Virginia Woolf in Contemporary Fiction," and "Virginia Woolf as Memoirist."
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2 Responses to Dead Housekeeping

  1. Whenever I’m making my bed, I think of my mother telling me, “Make it right!” I was always a lazy bedmaker, just pulling up the sheets and blankets in a sloppy manner. And now that Mom’s been gone almost 11 years, making my bed reminds me of her and makes me smile and give the covers a little extra bit of smoothing.

  2. Sarah Boddy says:

    And I still put pillowcases on that way, having learned from YOU!

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