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Atlanta Writer Recalls Daughter’s ‘Summer Of Bubbles’

Atlanta writer Alayna Huft-Tucker writes about the picturesque days of summer in her short story "The Summer of Bubbles."
Atlanta writer Alayna Huft-Tucker writes about the picturesque days of summer in her short story "The Summer of Bubbles."
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Childhood summers can be picturesque: the sunny days, the parks, the lemonade. Atlanta writer Alayna Huft-Tucker writes in her short story “The Summer of Bubbles” about the other side of those days, as a mother.

She shares it in the “City Lights” studio for the “Storytellers” series.

Those golden mornings are going. Every day gets hotter and I find myself putting you off more and more. “Maybe after dinner when then sun’s gone down.” “How about after your bath?” “Can we skip it today babe? I’m just so tired.” But you’re not tired. I hope you never get tired…of me.

This story originally appeared in The Five Hundred.