Taming My Monsters

Vivian McInerny
Human Parts
Published in
4 min readJun 6, 2023

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Time turns ugly demons into tolerable imps

Crossword image by Sigmund on Unsplash edited and altered by Vivian McInerny

I was a teenage monster. Maybe I didn’t turn into a horror movie werewolf or a blood-sucking vampire, but I was not an easy teen to parent. To be honest, I don’t think my mother had the chops to handle her role as starring parent either. That was a thousand years ago though and, thankfully, we’ve both had time to rewrite the script.

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Vivian McInerny
Human Parts

Career journalist, essayist, fiction writer, and life-long spirit-quester.