NaNoWriteMore (Vocab Lesson)

November howls with word storms. Across the world, people are writing novels. In my little house, I only appear to be alone. Courtesan: Upstairs, pint-sized, in furred boots, she entertains invisible guests. Her tongue and jaws make tiny, busy noises. Harmonize: In the kitchen, silhouetted musicians banter in a yellow light, following along with the…

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Chapter 22: Wal-Mart

I’ve always been a journal-er. Of course, when life gets really interesting, I have tended to drop the practice (although I’m proud to say I’ve been doing daily writing now for almost a year, for the first time in my life). Digging through old journals, I have gone down a number of rabbit-holes, not all…

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Chapter five: The Tree Hugger

  Hello, readers. I have been working hard on a long-form essay for you all. Meanwhile, I wanted to share a chapter from my upcoming memoir. It’s about an uncommon line of work I took up one winter after graduating from college, and the uncommon person I met while on the job. In this chapter…

This is a Good Story

It’s not very often life hands you a story, fully formed, that begs to be told. A really Good Story. Okay, there are the little stories. Like the time we let a bag of meat rot under our steps.¬†Or when my four-year-old nephew accidentally backed my brother’s truck into a lake. I’m talking about the…