“The Scent of Maple” is now available to read online in the Spring/Summer 2015 issue of Southwestern Oklahoma State University’s literary journal, Westview.
“The Scent of Maple” is a story about the unlikely friendship of a woman named Annie and a curious five-year-old named Ben. You can read it on page 15 of the journal here.
Hope you enjoy the story.
In my little office I have a few bookshelves reserved for books that are ‘keepers,’ the ones I’ve read and keep, knowing I’ll read them again and again.
Even in loss, moments of joy pop up unexpectedly like wildflowers. It takes a focused eye to appreciate their beauty.
I am excited and honored to have had Loss and Nudgings chosen among so many beautiful and compelling essays in Biographile's Short Memoir Contest on Overcoming Loss.
A glimmer of light catches my eye. I turn and walk toward the object reflecting the fluorescent light above. It’s exactly what I thought it was; its lines, moments before only apparent in my peripheral vision. An Eifel Tower. Not the Eifel Tower, but a shiny, silver wire replica.