Sharon Watts Writes

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Category Archives: Losing People

Darla’s Ashes

The four of us gathered at the river’s edge, and, each with a scoop of fine ash the color of an oyster shell, released Darla into the water. Her last … Continue reading

May 13, 2017 · 3 Comments


    Darla and I have been friends since seventh grade—our last names both began with “W,” putting us together in the back of homeroom. My other friends at the … Continue reading

April 2, 2016 · 5 Comments


Learning that Martha was dead came as a jolt from the blue–not just because the evening air was so perfectly laden with the scent of lilac, or because the news … Continue reading

May 14, 2013 · 29 Comments