Creative Non-Fiction Category

Silky Sidney

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 […]

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The queen’s entourage

“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

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Gendering the Queen

“Can I take a photo of him?” the woman asks.

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Ghosts of Christmases Past

Written for YeahWrite#401 Nonfiction: My dead are always hanging around, but especially so at Christmas.

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The Very Bad Thing and the Chasm-Exoskeleton

When I was eight, A Very Bad Thing happened.

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Life is Suffering

There’s a much misunderstood but oft quoted Hindu/Buddhist tenet that life is suffering.

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Rose and Cardamom Syrup Almond Cake

I hadn’t intended to post recipes on this site, but there have been so many requests for this recipe based on the photographs, that I’m deviating from the path.

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The Year My Tree Died

It stood rustling its tiny red berries and pea-green leaves in the northwestern corner of our yard. The Japanese Pepper was my tree.

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Still Unmarried

“And when will you marry?” A thousand disapprovals danced beneath his words. “When you find me a suitable suitor.” “Give me your requirements.” He scrambled for pen and paper. Rolling my eyes I listed; “Tall, handsome, wealthy. Doctor, lawyer, or engineer.” “At your age,” he said, “isn’t sapience enough?” This entry is submitted for YeahWrite […]

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Jack, the teenage dirtbag

I hate Jack and the Beanstalk.

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