“I’m staging an intervention,” my husband says. “I miss my wife. I can’t be married to scrambled eggs anymore. You have to see a therapist.”
You are okay. Nothing is wrong. You will be yourself again. One day the baby’s cries won’t hurt anymore.
Kim Samek is a half-Thai Emmy-nominated comedy writer who studied creative writing at Stanford. She has written and produced over a dozen hit shows including PBS’s WordGirl, MTV’s Catfish, and Issa Rae's Sweet Life: Los Angeles. In a previous life, she worked in marketing at Sony Music. She was a fellow at the 2020 Tin House literary workshop. A native of Seattle, she has lived in Berlin and Brooklyn and calls Los Angeles home. Her fiction appears or is forthcoming in Catapult, Guernica, Ecotone, Southern Humanities Review, Gulf Coast, Electric Literature's The Commuter, swamp pink, and The Threepenny Review.
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