Susanna Baird

Susanna Baird is a writer and editor in Salem, Massachusetts. Her nonfiction has been published in The Boston Globe and Boston Magazine, among others, and her fiction in failbetter, Across the Margin and more. She’s a contributing editor to Spine Magazine and serves as authors co-chair of the Salem Literary Festival. When not writing or reading, she enjoys hiking with her dog and goofing off with her family. Find her online at


Pickleball is a fun sport that combines many elements of tennis, badminton and Ping-pong, according to the USA Pickleball Association. Kids and teenagers play it. Seniors, too. I am middle-aged, but anyway, I play pickleball. According to me, pickleball is an okay sport you play with a paddle and a Wiffle ball. I play pickleball with my aunt in Arizona, the day before I fly home. She is a senior. She falls. *** The registrar in the emergency room looks like her name should be Gail, and she says You are lucky you came in tonight. Last night, 40 ambulances….

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