War, Literature, and the Arts
Motion sickness bothered me since childhood, though Dad never believed me—thought I was faking for attention. Fits of sweat, the swaying, my nervous stomach would bloat and burn like the aftermath of a warm glass of expired milk. I’d start burping, pleading to my dad to crack a window, if I could only breathe. But he always kept them locked, ever the dictator. One day after school, it was too late, and projectile vomit splattered all over the leather interior of his light blue 1962 Buick Riviera. He occasionally opened the window an inch for me thereafter.
Original Publication Citation
DeFonzo, Alicia. 2017. France in June [Memoir]. War, Literature, and the Arts 29, 5pp.
DeFonzo, Alicia, "France in June" (2017). English Faculty Publications. 72.