Episode 2: You're a Writer, Tell Me the Story (plus Planet of the Apes)

Wherein a shared family tragedy is weaponized.

A family tragedy is one thing--in this case the death of my sister in 1975, when she was seven, of a brain tumor. How that death, which had created such a strong bond between my parents and I, was eventually turned into a weapon, is another thing altogether. And what of my writing, the fact of me as a writer, which had always been a source of pride for my parents? That was turned against me, as well. And what of The Planet of the Apes TV series from 1974? You'll have to listen to find out . . .