“String Theory” Flash Nonfiction at Hippocampus

Last spring I took an online Flash Nonfiction class from Christi Craig, and one of the prompts led to a piece about a ball of string my grandmother kept in her kitchen. Christi and the other participants offered valuable suggestions during revision, and I am happy to say that this month “String Theory” is published in Hippocampus, an online magazine of creative nonfiction.

The ball of string fits reassuringly in my hand, smaller than a softball but just bigger than a baseball. Its perfect sphericity seems impossible against my palm, testament to the care and diligence with which it was wound… Read more


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