At Fifteen by Dawn Miller

At Fifteen

Each night, a nurse woke me at about four a.m., and I’d follow her down quiet hallways in the Downy-scented pajamas my mother brought me, to a bright white room. I stepped onto the scale backward and she recorded the number, angling her file folder so I couldn’t see.

Dawn Miller holds a BA in English and is a 2021 Pushcart Prize nominee. Her fiction has appeared or is forthcoming in The Main Review, Typehouse Literary Magazine, and Loud Coffee Press, among others. She is writing her debut novel. Reach out to Dawn at or on Twitter @DawnFMiller1


Art: Amadeo Modigliani Public Domain ALT: A thin girl with blue eyes painted in Modigliani’s distinctive style


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