Short Story Contest: Resilient minds | April 4, 2014 | Palo Alto Weekly | Palo Alto Online |

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Cover Story - April 4, 2014

Short Story Contest: Resilient minds

Winning authors meditate on how we cope with change and loss

A mother dies, leaving her daughter in the care of her stepfather. A child is diagnosed with cancer. A new sister is born. What do we do when everything around us transforms? Sometimes we react with fright and despair, nestling into the protective shells of habit and denial. Other times we adapt, embracing the new and making the best of what we have.

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