Sunday Sentence: “Discovery” by Andrew Merton

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I love reading them, so now I’m joining the #SundaySentence party started by David Abrams over at the Quivering Pen and on Twitter. It’s not a review. It’s not a story. It’s just one sentence I read this week, presented “out of context and without commentary. This week’s Sunday Sentence is from Andrew Merton’s collection of poetry, “Lost and Found.” The sentence here is … Read More

Sunday Sentence: Lucy Corin’s The Entire Predicament

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I love reading them, so now I’m joining the #SundaySentence party started by David Abrams over at the Quivering Pen and on Twitter. It’s not a review. It’s not a story. It’s just one sentence I read this week, presented “out of context and without commentary. This week’s Sunday Sentence is the very first line in the very first story in her collection, The … Read More

Sunday Sentence: God Bless America by Steve Almond

Elizabeth MarroReading & Writing, Sunday SentenceLeave a Comment

I love reading them, so now I’m joining the #SundaySentence party started by David Abrams over at the Quivering Pen and on Twitter. It’s not a review. It’s not a story. It’s just one sentence I read this week, presented “out of context and without commentary.” This week’s Sunday Sentence: “It was true, like most things his father said, which made … Read More

Veterans, Civilians: Connecting With Stories

Elizabeth MarroReading & Writing, Veterans3 Comments

    Nine years ago, I joined over eight hundred others in Encinitas, California and listened to three veterans tell stories about their time at war. They read their contributions to the anthology, Operation Homecoming, a collection of emails, journals, correspondence, essays and fiction written by those who were were deployed and their families. Almost everyone there seemed to have … Read More

Wild Women Walking

Elizabeth MarroGrowing Pains, Reading & Writing, Women15 Comments

When I set out to write this essay, I thought I was going to write a droll list of reasons why I could never have written a book like WILD. The list would have included a story about me, a boyfriend from the city, the field behind my parents’ house which shone brightly under the full harvest moon that Labor … Read More

Gifts For and From the Dead

Elizabeth MarroAuthors, Death, Reading & Writing8 Comments

You may see the usual Halloween suspects on Halloween night – zombies, witches, the cast of characters from Game of Thrones. I’m betting you won’t see anyone dressed up as Eric Hill. Or Gabriel Garcia Marquez. Never mind Peter Matthieson, Maya Angelou, Walter Dean Myers, Daniel Keyes or Joan Rivers. Well, maybe Joan Rivers. No matter, I saw them all today … Read More