Category Archives: New Story

Anticipating Thaw

My favorite thing about Winter is Spring cleaning. I recognize the necessary death and destruction of spent foliage and harmful microbes that the cold temperatures bring. I appreciate the sense of clean slates, quiet reflection and beauty in silence and … Continue reading

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That Old, Familiar Blur

Sometimes good poems just occur, but rarely to me. Nothing astounding here, but it happened: * My eyes settle in to that old, familiar blur. Running without lenses, willing my ankle to be sure. Feeling naked in the sunlight, shoulders … Continue reading

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Queue

When the anxiety rises inside you, go stand in a line. Wait your turn at the grocery store and watch the people of your town go about some of the most mundane and necessary tasks of their lives. See the … Continue reading

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Creative Non-Fiction

Write what you know Make it up as you go Edit later To your audience cater * I’ve been thinking about the idea of personal essays… sometimes the form seems most approachable for me. A little blurring between the lines … Continue reading

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Back to It

On January 6, 1759, George Washington married the widowed Martha Dandridge Custis, making her and her two surviving children active characters in 18th century U.S. history. On January 6, 2012, my mother’s eldest sibling married a sweetheart he’d dated six … Continue reading

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A Lasting Hint of Citrus

“Do you remember how disgusting it seemed, that first time you drank a glass of blood? And now? It’s just sort of like, ‘Hmm.’” I looked around at the people gathered in the room. We were all relaxed, and happy. … Continue reading

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The Fish and The Stars

My curiosities wriggle to the depths of the oceans, And flit to the height of the stars. Sharing niceties with the fish, And begging secrets of the planets. Listening to Sagan as if in a dream, And hoping his sentiments … Continue reading

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Queen Reluctant

This is really not anything… simply phrases that my brain said while I was in the bathhouse shower of a shoreline campground, with a little extra added for length. * If the circumstances of my birth had been different, if … Continue reading

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Foxy British Bingo Birthday!

It’s often said that “the little things” are what really set us apart from countries like England. Pounds instead of dollars, tea instead of coffee, lorries instead of trucks… Really though, we know about all that stuff without even visiting … Continue reading

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The Rain

The rain came this week The drought hit its peak The summer is waning The Beatles are raining The weather, of which rockstars did speak

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