Author Archives: Gloria Garfunkel

About Gloria Garfunkel

Gloria Garfunkel has a Ph.D. in Psychology and Social Relations from Harvard University and was a psychotherapist for 35 years, listening to others' stories. She is now a writer of flash fiction and memoir, telling her own tales.

The Uncertain Surgeon

CC BY 4.0 , via Wikimedia CommonsThe worst aspect of your uncertain nature is surgery itself. You remove then replace the same organs. You sew someone up, open them again. You think you left something inside, like a scalpel, which you never do, but you have to make sure. Your last surgery, you removed and reattached the same kidney five times…
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A Good Listener Is Hard to Find

ocean_rocksShe always lived a life of passion, but now, for no reason at all, nothing mattered. She waited at eternity's bus stop as if for Godot. Everything she used to love turned to sawdust at her feet. Books, art, film, nature, walking, the ocean, talking to other people, bothering to get out of bed. None of it worth the effort… Continue reading

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