Lauren Mauldin is a creative nonfiction MFA candidate at the University of California Riverside, and editor at The Plaid Horse magazine. She has recently completed her first book, Animalistic, a memoir about losing her husband to an opiate overdose when she was thirty-years-old.
“The Colors of His Addiction” at the Los Angeles Times
The first time I saved my husband’s life, his face was the color of saturated denim. I found him curled on the floor, body fighting itself. Limbs constricted, shoulders twitching, he snorted desperately as his lungs gasped for oxygen.
I yelled his name, shook his arm, slapped his face. The sputtering sound came less…Read more