The dysfunctional mother/daughter relationship in the short story was meant by Wright to present lower middle class in a stark light. The story was also meant to address other underlying ticks and flaws in American popular culture today through one character named, Phylla.
“It was after the termination that her mother, without compassion, told Phylla that she would begin sending her a bill.” (In Debt)
It is the looming “bill” that sets the tone for the story. Phylla is not every American woman in the story, but was created to represent pieces of many of them including Wright herself who fought her own battles with credit card debt while in college.
Wright, creator and contributor to The Wrighter, is a Southern California native with a BA in Communications from California State University, Fullerton. She has written several books including “Raise the Red Teddy: A Single Mother’s Guide to Dating;” “The Hodaoa-Anibo Dictionary;” “50” and “A Crime And A Simplification of Something Sublime.”
Wright has created several art series as well, including “Fractured;”
To read “In Debt” go to: http://www.thewrighteronline.com/