Mary Ann Cain | The Sun Magazine

Mary Ann Cain

Mary Ann Cain writes and teaches in Albany, New York. Her work has appeared in The Nebraska Review, Ice River, and The Albany Review.

— From June 1989

Leaving The Dead

My mother wanted to flush our pet goldfish down the toilet. My brother and I thought we at least ought to look after its death since we hadn’t done much for its short life.

June 1989
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