Blonde fields burnished red in the evening sun, spindly tree branches stretch out and creak like old men’s bones, and why does everything seem so beautiful from far away? Mountains look like paintings and people like perfection. We can reach out and almost grasp the beauty, the unreality, the imagined happiness trapped inside the fresco […]

The Streetlight

  The following story was written in 2007 during a class I took on teaching writing.  My professor used the class and her teaching to model the methods to create a writing workshop for students.  As such, we were required to write in the various modes: expository, persuasive, and narrative.  The first two modes were […]