In the Care of Things

Scratch scratch. Scratch scratch. It is 6 a.m., and CeCe knows I am sleeping in the guestroom. Scratch, scratch, scratch. The room is grey in the predawn. It is too early even for birds. CeCe’s scratching is the only sound, and now me, rising at 6 a.m., already feeling sorry for myself. I sit up […]

About Melissa Ann Sweat

Melissa Ann Sweat is a writer, artist, and singer-songwriter whose music project Lady Lazarus has been featured at the New York Times, NPR, Pitchfork, Interview, and many more. Her writing has been published at Impose Magazine, Dangerous Minds, and Skirt! magazine, among others. Melissa lives by the beach in Aptos, CA and is currently finishing up her first novel and writing new songs. Find her at

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