Wings of Fire

Writing, like love, is complex and fraught with ambivalence. It can feel elusive, intangible, and it can make us doubt. But, like the best kind of love, it can also raise us up...

Mantis Thoughts

Isabel sautéed the onions, garlic, and ginger she’d chopped before adding the curry spices to the pan. When the aroma was right, she stirred in coconut milk and added the chicken. It would be highly seasoned, the way Alex liked it. How much peanut butter would it take, she wondered, to ensure that he’d suffer a fatal allergic reaction? Not just swelling and discomfort, but cardiac arrest.

Confessions of a Reading Addict

For a very long time I only read dead authors but expanded my horizons after I felt I had a solid enough literary cushion beneath me. At alumnae reunions, our ancient librarians fought to sit with me.