Tasha Coryell’s “Marianne’s Mother
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The origin of Marianne’s name is a woman who wants to consume her own woman body. This is a literary reference. Marianne’s mother liked to read. Marianne’s mother wanted her to be the sort of person who would consume her own body from the inside and like to read. Marianne will be the sort of mother who wants her daughter to consume her body from the inside and like to read. This is how we will never not be our mothers. When Marianne’s mother was pregnant, she watched the movie Alien. She became convinced that the fetus inside her womb was not a human baby at all but an alien that could burst out at any moment. Marianne was delivered by c-section. She didn’t cry when she was born, but she did eat all the attendants in the delivery room. Marianne has been hungry since she was born. Marianne needs to eat more and more so she can continue to eat herself from the inside. If there is nothing left of her to hold, there is nothing left of her to feed.