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Monica Nawrocki

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Monica Nawrocki lives with her partner on a small island off the west coast of Canada. She earns her living as a substitute teacher—often reading under-construction manuscripts to captive classroom audiences and happily impersonating someone different every day. She is the author of three books and her fiction and non-fiction pieces have appeared in various journals and anthologies in Canada and the U.S. Visit her at http://monica-nawrocki.blogspot.ca/
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Floating toward Normal

Today is September 19, 2020. As I went for what will presumably be one of the last swims of the season, I reflected on an upcoming marker in my life: Tomorrow is the ten year anniversary of my partner Shannon's stem cell transplant. As I often do, I left some tears in the safekeeping of the lake water. But today they were all gratitude, those tears. A heartful. 
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