Blue-Raspberry Jell-O®

Today I laughed at Mama. She didn’t see it, and would it matter if she had?

She said something about needing to get blue Jell-O. She hates Jell-O, but she insisted until I agreed to drive her to Kroger’s. While she browsed the baking aisle, I hid in the produce, and when someone mentioned a woman rearranging the gelatin alphabetically, I laughed with them.

Isn’t that crazy, the woman said. The things people do.

Erin Jamieson holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Miami University of Ohio. Her writing has been published in over fifty literary magazines. She teaches English Composition at the University of Cincinnati-Blue Ash College and also works as a freelance writer.

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