A writer to her dying sister: ‘We tell ourselves lies to survive’

Sisters Meghan (left) and the author, Kelly.

Kelly S. Thompson is a former captain in the Canadian Armed Forces who now lives as a writer and university instructor in Ontario.

Once upon a time, my family would sit around the Thompson dining-room table, and my sister Meghan and I would be “Bill’s Broads,” as my Dad liked to joke. We would roll our eyes at his lame anti-feminism and tell him about what all females—Meghan and me in particular—were capable of. And then we’d laugh....

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