I’d Rather Be at Home

Photo by Trent Szmolnik on Unsplash

“I’m so sorry — I’m feeling a little sick.”

“No, I forgot I made plans already! Rain check?”

“Oh, shoot! That was tonight? I completely spaced, and I’m out of town!”

For a good many years, I was the master of the elaborate excuse.



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Mary O'Brien

Mary O'Brien


Reader of memoirs, novels, and cookbooks. Writer of lists, essays, and short stories. If I’m not baking, I’m running. If neither, I’m in personal crisis.