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sherrie-theriault's picture
Jan.25.2014
January 25     LIFE AS AN ELM   I stand tall, my bark sloughing elongated rectangles.  Great bunions of protruding wood, giant bubbles of tight grain grown in reactionary curls, these tumors born of abuse and endured in maturation are harvested in recovery.  The burden of...
bruce-douglas-reeves's picture
Mar.04.2013
            For four tortuous hours we bounced and lurched over narrow, crumbling mountain roads to a remote forest village in the eastern part of India, an area of tribal people who still live as they did hundreds, even thousands, of years ago...
bruce-douglas-reeves's picture
Feb.07.2013
        "She is the grandmother of all tigers," nine year-old Jai told my friend P. and me, as we gazed from the top of our elephant upon the gold and black tiger reclining in the tall grass. Jai, son of the Lodge manager, and the two of us had ridden with...
christine-hamm's picture
Jul.15.2012
    Conversations with Mother   You have to enter the forest to meet its characters. The buffalo is about being tamed and untamed. As well as preserving, classifying and displaying. “Can you see the air?” A peach-infused pink rug, light turquoise brushed up against the walls. Windows...
mary-wagner's picture
Mar.21.2012
The sun is sinking low in the western sky, on a perfect track with the road I live on that runs in a straight line from east to west.  This is the time of year that folks around here usually keep snow boots and shovels in our cars in anticipation for yet another snow storm, but the temperature...
deni-b-chard's picture
Jan.31.2012
For years, writing fiction, I found it difficult not to feel that I was rearranging deck chairs on the Titanic. And yet optimism comes easily for me, if only because I long ago decided it’s a better evolutionary strategy than defeatism. Though I’ve read too much about the environment and listened...
dale-estey's picture
Oct.14.2011
BOOKS  The medium is the message: Why Margaret Atwood's new book is made of straw by JOHN BARBER Step up, lucky customers. Author Margaret Atwood has something “very special” for you: an autographed limited edition of her new book, In Other Worlds: SF and the Human Imagination, printed...
david-alderman's picture
Apr.25.2011
I wanted to post this earlier today, but I'm still getting back on my game after my vacation to California last week - which I will detail in a post later this week.  So, without further wait, here is this week's writing prompt. Remember, you can write as little or as much as you'd like, and...
dale-estey's picture
Aug.25.2010
In Quebec, designers Thilo Folkerts and Rodney LaTourelle have built a literal garden of books in the middle of a forest. As you can see by the photo embedded above (via Folkerts), the project used about 40,000 books, wood plates, and live mushrooms to create an organic statement about books and...
mara-buck's picture
Jul.29.2010
     As a child, alone but never lonely, I formed at the base of trees small structures, their architecture fantastic as a dream, the framework of their mossy roots welcoming as home.  I imagined myself the elf, inhabiting those ferny rooms, constantly creating further chambers, at peace.  Enclosed...