A Two Euro Purchase

It was nine twenty in the morning when I arrived at the used book sale. In forty minutes my English class would begin just down the hall. I stood in line for a few minutes, holding a list of required textbooks and forty euro in my hand. A black Dooney & Bourke tote bag hung [...]

Flash Fiction: Compassion

I wrote this piece of flash fiction on the plane home from California. Its influence is a collision of reading Jhumpa Lahiri's novel titled The Namesake and from spending the past weekend admiring old pictures of my great grandmother Marian. Compassion On the plane ride home from Mumbai, Wendy rummages through her purse, trying to locate [...]

Book Spotlight: Unaccustomed Earth

Book Spotlight: Unaccustomed Earth by Jhumpa Lahiri I finished the book beneath a hot Michigan sun with a baseball cap protecting my scalp. In a reclining Adirondack chair, I sat on top of a floral beach towel; my feet rested on a plastic table, crossed at the ankle and absorbing the heat. I noticed a [...]