Creative Nonfiction

Tuesday September 30 2014

this is not florida

*Written in September 2014 for CCC Nonfiction Workshop course.* this is not florida and i am fifteen stories high - kissing the wings of every cicada in north america we read an essay about a woman who is considered selfish because she uses a candle as a reading light even though moths get caught in the wick of the flame and burn alive seems to be a thing for college kids to smoke cigarettes and drink too much someone in the living room i…
*Written in September 2014 for CCC Nonfiction Workshop course.* this is not florida and i am fifteen stories high - kissing the wings of every cicada in north america we read an essay about a woman who is considered selfish because she uses a candle as a reading light even though moths get caught in the wick of the flame and burn alive seems to be a thing for college kids to smoke cigarettes and drink too much someone in the living room is watching the dog show on television it is a funny thing to watch poodles be groomed and even funnier to examine the ladies that lead them around the arena in lily pulitzer styled sundresses and pearl earrings snows on the rooftops and the sidewalks and the cracks between them my father canoes in alligator invested swamps cards with stic…