Monthly Archives: April 2012

A-Z Challenge: Z is for Zebra

When he was five, he hoped the Easter Bunny wouldn’t leave the usual cutesy stuffed rabbit thing sticking out of his basket. ‘I really hope I get a zebra instead,” he’d said one night before Easter, at bedtime when his … Continue reading

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Y is for Yolk

Y is for yolk. The yellow moon inside an egg that he learned about in first grade, when they were incubating eggs in his classroom. For the one egg that never developed into any kind of chick at all – … Continue reading

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A-Z Challenge: X is for X-Ray Vision

He liked that no one knew. That he could see through things. That he not only had night vision, like the owls he heard lying in bed at night, but x-ray as well. That he could see through to the … Continue reading

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A-Z Challenge: W is for Winding a Ball of Yarn

I have all these wool skeins that need to be wound into nice neat balls. I hadn’t gotten around to the winding, as it seemed a monotonous task. I’d rather spend ball-winding time weaving, with my looms, caught up in … Continue reading

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A-Z challenge: V is for Vistas

V is for vistas. For my youngest boy, it is the vista from the top of a spry tree, with branches young and yielding enough to hold his weight. Up there, the view is wide, shadows are fleeting, and his … Continue reading

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