Creative Non-Fiction Category
An inconclusive list of things I’ve learned from having a puppy in the house (again)
Posted on September 12, 2019 8 Comments
Tiles are a godsend. Carpet accidents happen. Despite your best efforts. Money spent on a good carpet cleaner is never a waste. Reading instructions and learning the proper use of your carpet cleaner is time well spent. Puppies (like teens) eat a lot. They will eat pretty much any everything. Puppies have two speeds; full […]
My friend, Bear
Posted on September 5, 2019 1 Comment
When a dog died in an early reader children’s book, we were not okay.
How not to make my father’s sardine achar
Posted on August 6, 2019 2 Comments
How not to make my father’s sardine achar — on forgetting and remembering a death anniversary
Inheritance of fear
Posted on May 1, 2019 21 Comments
Climbing rocks and a parent’s anxiety for YeahWrite #420’s Microprose Challenge.
Love is a string of cheese
Posted on April 3, 2019 6 Comments
‘Who says a heart must be rent
At an emotional whirlwind’s whim?’ Poetry this week for the YeahWrite #416 NonFiction grid.
Posted on March 28, 2019
Ripples from the Christchurch terror attacks are still spreading. YeahWrite Nonfiction #415
Posted on March 7, 2019 2 Comments
She pinched off a piece of the tiny banana between the tips of her fingers and thumb. Sun-ripened and sugary-sweet, it was harvested earlier that morning from one of the many banana plants in her sprawling, verdant, over-planted garden. She mashed it meticulously, breaking up large chunks so there would be no choking hazard. Then […]
The queen’s entourage
Posted on February 21, 2019
“Rani!” The call goes up from a young woman behind the counter.
One by one other staff members take up the refrain till it reverberates through the cavernous interior of the pet shop, an echo inside a cave, the opening strains of The Circle of Life
Gendering the Queen
Posted on January 3, 2019 18 Comments
“Can I take a photo of him?” the woman asks.
Ghosts of Christmases Past
Posted on December 20, 2018 16 Comments
Written for YeahWrite#401 Nonfiction: My dead are always hanging around, but especially so at Christmas.