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Megan Williams lives in Philadelphia with her husband, her twins, two bunnies, two mastiffs, two cats, and no pygmy donkeys. "Broken Bones and Pygmy Donkeys" is part of a longer work which describes the two years she spent applying to the Philadelphia Police Academy. Previous to this, she taught English and Film at Santa Clara University.

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Fall 2018 Issue

Broken Bones and Pygmy Donkeys

First Prize, 2017 Literal Latte Essay Award.
By June, the weather is already so sweltering, the very concept of summer feels oppressive. As I park beneath a giant walnut tree at Abington Friends School and walk Gus and Grace across the parking lot for the last time as second graders, the mixture of sadness and happiness that accompanies every end and beginning of the school year as a parent engulfs me. I breathe in the soupy air and count. Based on the estimated start date Detective Brody gave me, I will start the Philadelphia Police Academy in ten weeks….

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