Published Creative Nonfiction

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Tiny Donkey Editor’s Note: “Ancient Moments of Telling”

“Biologists reconstruct the descent histories of life forms on planet Earth as the tree of life, its dense trunks and branches leading from common ancestors to new species. Such phylogenetic relationships are not limited to biology.”

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Tiny Donkey Essay: “What We Lose”

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“What must a boy lose to become a little bird? In “The Juniper Tree,” by the Brothers Grimm, the boy loses more than just his head and his life after he is murdered by his evil stepmother.”

Fairy Tale Review Fairy-Tale Files: Once Upon a Microchip

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“In ‘A Toy Princess,’ a fairy tale from the 1877 collection On a Pincushion by English writer Mary de Morgan, an emotional and expressive princess named Ursula grows up in a kingdom of such incredible politeness that its subjects have demonized almost any form of empathy or feeling.”

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New Essay: “A Haunting” on Hi

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“So when I saw the lizard in my bathroom I decided to let it be. I certainly wasn’t going to kill it, and the other option was to carry it outside, where it was cold and I wondered what beasts might prey on it as soon as I shut the door to my apartment.”

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New Essay: “Why We Go to the Ocean” on Hi

Link to essay "Why We Go to the Ocean" and image of ocean and rocky beach

“We don’t go to the ocean because there is salt water in our blood. The pH and salt content of our blood might reflect our evolutionary path from the ocean to land, but the physiological requirements to support a periodic human migration would be staggering. Imagine the difficulty someone would have with blood singing for ocean and them without access. Our literature would float with the sorrow.”