Tomorrow, when the nurse wakes her up in the hospital, she will not remember anything after the two hotties at the bar—but tonight your daughter is laughing, and she feels like a princess in her sparkly black dress, with no worries, no thoughts of anything being added to her drink when she heads to the bathroom—and you will always wonder, but never know, whether it should come as a relief that she cannot remember.

Susan Hatters Friedman is a psychiatrist specializing in forensic psychiatry and maternal mental health. She is pursuing a Master’s in Crime Fiction at the University of Cambridge, and has studied satire writing with the Second City. Her recent creative writing can be read (or is forthcoming) at JMWW, Star 82 Review, and Eclectica.