Cover Photo: Photo by Annie Spratt/Unsplash
Photo by Annie Spratt/Unsplash

What I Would See if I Looked in the Mirror of Erised

My heart’s deepest desire was to see my mother again, yes, but also to glimpse a portrait of normalcy that I had never known in the years of her illness.

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone


Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone


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Abby Johnston is a writer and editor at Texas Monthly, where she focuses on culture. Her reporting and criticism has appeared in Salon, Vice, Dissent, the Austin Chronicle, and—when no one will pay her for it—on Twitter @ajohnston12