Dear Captain Awkward, Okay. I am worried at the lack of emotional intimacy in my life, I think? On Thursday, I ignored my flu, got gussied up, and attended a two-author required reading for my fiction class. The first author read an entertaining chapter of his book on taxidermy (yes, it was really good!) Then … Continue reading #207: Why did this fictional story make me cry? Could it have something to do with these awful hints about my mother?