The Peregrine Review

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Small Sips, Small Bites


Courtney Smith


“Small sips, small bites.”

This was my childhood mantra, echoing and rebounding in the recesses of my mind after I had repeated it to myself so often. I could only take small sips of drink and small bites of food because anything more would send my stomach reeling and my hands reaching for the bowl beside my bed. I would be left with an empty stomach, burning throat, and shaking hands.