In the Mean Time
Ellys Phox, author
In the Mean Time: by Ellys Phox The personification of paradox, Ruby was a card-carrying nerd who played in a rock band, a Sunday go-to-church preacher’s kid, with tattoos down her thigh and a doobie in her pocket. Adept at knowing when to keep her mouth shut and her head down, Ruby could also speak her mind, when the situation required it. Sometimes, coping meant creating stories, into which she would climb, when reality impinged. For Ruby, finding her way passed the loss of one parent and the condemnation of another, hinged on her acceptance of the very thing that had created these challenges.