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We're The Real Accident, Brittany J. Barron Jul 2015

We're The Real Accident, Brittany J. Barron

Papers & Publications: Interdisciplinary Journal of Undergraduate Research

In my creative nonfiction piece, I explore my relationship with my sister, Sabrina. Almost three years ago, she was in a car accident. Afterwards, both of our lives changed. One month after the accident, she moved away to live with her boyfriend in Charleston, South Carolina, and she told me the day before she left. Her car accident and her move to Charleston jarred me, causing memories from the past to flood the present. Two poems, which I wrote within the months following her accident and moving away, showcase how I reacted to her sudden departure and transformation. Although she ...