The Day Amanda Died

The Day Amanda Died

The Day Amanda Died | The O’Brien women: Sarah, Marlene and Amanda | Behind every strong person is a story that gave them no choice. September 24th, 2021 “She looks beautiful” my niece said. I glanced at my unconscious sister whose almost black hair...
Amanda O’Brien Obituary

Amanda O’Brien Obituary

Amanda O’Brien Obituary | Amanda and her daughter, Devon | It has been a month since Amanda died and I feel physically sick with grief. The week that I knew she was going to die, I got an EKG. My chest hurt so bad. The doctor said my heart was fine for something...
And then there is Amanda

And then there is Amanda

| Amanda O’Brien | Even though it has been 10 days since my sister died, the scent of burnt sage still lingers in my nose. I would have imagined by now that it would have dissipated, but every time I inhale I get a whiff of smoke. It’s smoke mixed with other...
Fade to Black

Fade to Black

| My mother and me in the Blue Mountains of Jamaica | This is the third of three posts about being the daughter of a narcissistic mother. The first post is HERE, the second post is HERE. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly. A Play in Three Acts by Sarah O’Brien. Act Three:...
Life Is Not Linear

Life Is Not Linear

This is the second of three posts about being the daughter of a narcissistic mother. The first post is HERE. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly. A Play in Three Acts by Sarah O’Brien. Act Two: The Bad | Mother’s Day 2009, New York City | My mother died two years ago...