NORTHEAST OHIO SPOTLIGHT
Kirsten L. Parkinson
On "Stuck" by Kirsten L. Parkinson
by Nardine Taleb
After I read “Stuck”, I couldn’t forget about it in the coming weeks. The story’s title did it justice—I was stuck on this story. Kirsten’s piece made me feel heard on how I felt during and after the pandemic, especially when she gives us little windows into her own struggles. I appreciated that she was upfront about what happened and how she was challenged to pick herself up. The lakebed could represent any struggle we’ve ever come across; how a struggle comes suddenly and how sometimes little angels (like the stranger with the dog) are sent to throw us lifelines.