Tag Archives: creative nonfiction

A Snowy Day in America

While gentle flakes caress the ground and temperatures blush scarf-wrapped faces, the most fortunate may plan for shopping or visiting fire-lit bistros; tradesman may sigh with guiltless relief for a day of rest with family; and the least fortunate—lacking homes, … Continue reading

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Poor Eddie

An introduction for children on the perils of the writing life.   On a bitterly cold January 19 in 1809, little Edgar Poe was born into a new and troubling world. His parents were poor stage actors. When Edgar turned … Continue reading

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Skid Marks

The basement of my childhood home comprised the entire footprint of the house—thirty by sixty feet. In the corner just left of the staircase as you descended was the hollowed-out remains of an old riding lawnmower. My older brother had painted … Continue reading

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