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Mercy Killing

Coming to terms with my grandfather killing my grandmother

Illustration by Caroline Reedy

Warning: discussions of gun violence, homicide, suicide

OnOn January 19, 2014, my grandfather Bill walked into my grandmother Frances’s hospital room with a loaded gun he’d purchased that morning. He set their Neptune Society cards side-by-side on a nearby table and kissed his sleeping wife of sixty-three years. Then…

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Ashley Farmer

Ashley Farmer

Books, art museums. Juked editor. Writing a memoir about adjunct teaching, art, guns, and grief. www.ashleymfarmer.com.