0 vote   86 readings 1 min
A dense maple aired forest near a jagged cold beach, an unlikely mixture,
Water spilling onto the shore, flattening the sand, dragging itself back out
Children play on the pier, parents gaze, ... [+]

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I’d come to Alaska to get away from all the headaches that come from living in a big city – the noise, the chaos, and the toxic pollution that humans inevitably leave in their wake. To return to... [+]

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PSU April Showers
1 vote   78 readings 5 min
“Uh,” said March as he, November, January, and July all crowded around their living room window to stare up at the sky. “That looks like a problem.”

“April!” called November. His ... [+]

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PSU April Showers
0 vote   32 readings 5 min
The rain was harsh that morning. Our house was dark inside despite the dimmed brightness coming from the windows. As I prepared my breakfast, I couldn’t get my eyes away from the photo of me, ... [+]

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The Depoes make do with three rooms, arranged rectilinearly. Their cabin is small, but, with every wall and floorboard draped in the warm shades and deep scrawls of wood-grain, who would be so ... [+]

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PSU April Showers
14 votes   201 readings 1 min
I clutch tightly around the handle of my umbrella, relishing in my own dryness as I make my way down the city street. I am heading home from a day of sending out applications while slowly sipping ... [+]

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PSU April Showers
1 vote   65 readings 5 min
“You know I never really held any animosity toward the rain. A lot of people complain about it, but it’s all part of the cycle of life. You know what I mean?” The khaki raincoat was marked by ... [+]

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PSU April Showers
0 vote   130 readings 1 min
Springtide Comes in the Time of COVID-19


Spring rains fall on butter-hued daffodils
That no one pauses to admire.

Warming breezes ruffle bud-laden limbs,
But no one bears witness.
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PSU April Showers