Performance Essay ~ My Little Marilyn Monroe

I’m a natural blond. So when eight village women in Kenya craned their necks down to watch me squat and pee off the side of a highway outside Naorobi, I assumed it had everything to do with taking a glance at my little Marilyn Monroe. It had been a long day on buses pumping out…

Friday Fumblings Column

Photo By Yanay Tsabary   10/21/2016 “Finished” I’ve been thinking a lot lately about Finishing. The word itself and the act itself. To finish means you need to start and in between you need to work hard and persevere. Persevere is a word I’m thinking of tattoing on my wrist when my book comes out,…

An Excerpt from Licking Flames

Photo by Diana Kirk   Do people really make money from their Etsy shops? Or is it a hobby like knitting they’ve turned into a job description? “Oh, I can’t work at the auction, I’ve got my Etsy shop to take care of.” Like really, do Etsy shops make go-to-Europe money? I’d like to go…

Fiction ~ Doers of the Word

Photo by David W. Burns Her porch broom, with its frayed straw bottom and worn handle, swept up the street rubble the young men of the neighborhood carried in their shoes up to her front stoop every single day. Bits of glass and ash from charred buildings sat in her dustpan and every morning she’d…

Essay ~ Living in Flesh

Photo by Yanay Tsabary   He’d order cold cokes from the bar, tip his bottle over ice and starve his limbs in that march towards what is next for all living in human flesh. The shakes were growing in strength, worse in the morning each day when he woke to full sunlight and clothes heavy…

Fiction ~ The Last of the Marigold Days

Photo by Anna Yarrow I could hear the sound of a thousand butterfly wings in my ears as I ran in the late morning sunlight to catch my mother’s hand before I woke. The butterfly’s flutter had been coming for weeks now since the medicine had dripped into my chest and entered my blood. The…