Category Archive: Writing

“The Lure of the Hunt: How Falconry is Faring in America” in Virginia Quarterly Review

The first thing I notice, as if there’s anything else remarkable about this scrubby swath of suburbia, is the glinting network of 9,000 solar panels, cordoned off by a chain-link fence: not the… Continue reading

“Within this Kingdom,” in Fourth Genre

1. Last summer I repotted several cymbidium orchids. “Orchid” likely conjures up the loveliest of flowers, something too delicate to mess with, but the cymbidiums needed a firm hand. Over time they had… Continue reading

“Lives and Past Lives,” in Vela Magazine

Long before I met Ben, and before I had that echoey apartment, I lived in a one-room log cabin that sat by a little pond in the woods. I lived there for two… Continue reading

“Below the Surface” in Vela Magazine

  At one point Alejandro tosses a fish and it hits me across the face, like a slap on the cheek. “Disculpa, señora, disculpa!” he says, apologizing quickly before he’s back to snapping… Continue reading

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