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Stockton Lake (A Creative Nonfiction Essay)


I wrote the following essay in spring 2012 in my university creative nonfiction workshop. Every year, my family and I go to Stockton Lake to celebrate Independence Day and watch the fireworks over the water.
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Creative Nonfiction

Tainted Room

My room is an ordinary room; bedroom, writing desk, wardrobe. Nothing unusual about it, but for me it holds a special kind of darkness. This room is tainted. 511 more words

Creative Nonfiction

The Death of Dilly Cole

“Hello!” I half-shouted into the studio phone. My name is Amanda and I’m calling from PictureMe Portraits.”

We’d held a drawing for a free photo display and the winning slip of paper read simply: Dilly. 788 more words

Creative Nonfiction

On: Rethinking "Provincial"

If we’re lucky, we receive a kind of grace—a mercy or blessing you might say—that helps us let go of old, limited views, so that we can see how our biased loyalties harm ourselves as well as others. 548 more words

Writing From The Heart

I Choose You, Dollface

I was eight when the Cabbage Patch Kid craze swept through America like a toy tsunami. Cabbage Patch Kids were soft-body dolls with round, plastic faces sporting chubby cheeks, freckles, and heads covered in yarn hair—curly, straight, braided, short, and then later on none at all when they introduced their “preemie” line. 1,021 more words

Creative Nonfiction

What I Learned from Carol Channing by Michael Spence

Michael Spence discusses perseverance throughout his career and the success it brought him, and ultimately what he learned from Carol Channing. He last appeared in the  618 more words

North American Review

Studio Reorganization, Part II

About 2 weeks ago I put up a post about my “studio” reorganization.  I post a picture of the old layout (see below), with it’s Rick Wakeman influenced circle of keyboards.  299 more words

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