Eliza Smith Eliza Smith lives and writes in Columbus, Ohio. Her work appears in The Rumpus, Indiana Review, and The Pinch. She tweets sometimes at @realelizasmith. FOLLOW Eliza @realelizasmith ESSAY Mother Chimera By ELIZA SMITH When I woke in the recovery room after surgery, a nurse’s head hovered over mine. “It’s okay,” she said. “I had one too, and now I have three healthy kids.” And just like that, I gained access to a world of miscarriages.