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.


About Alice Lowe

I am a freelance writer, avid reader and Virginia Woolfophile in San Diego, California. I have published essays and reviews about Virginia Woolf, including "Beyond the Icon: Virginia Woolf in Contemporary Fiction," a monograph in the Bloomsbury Heritage Series published in 2010 by Cecil Woolf Publishers, London. My personal essays have appeared and are forthcoming in numerous literary journals and can be followed on my blog:
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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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