He gathered his jokes and motley magic anyway.
The rooms smelled like bleach. The children, tethered to oxygen and saline, giggled, clapped. He promised he’d return.
Nancy Jorgensen is a musician and writer. Her choral education books are published by Hal Leonard Corporation and Lorenz Corporation. Her 2019 memoir of daughter Gwen Jorgensen’s journey from CPA to Olympic Champion is published by Meyer & Meyer Sport. Her writing appears or is forthcoming in Crack the Spine, Cagibi, Coffin Bell and elsewhere.