Nonfiction 7.4

Tante Beda Died Last Night by Fred M. B. Amram

Tante Beda Died Last Night by Fred M. B. Amram

Nonfiction, Vol. 7.4, Dec. 2013 Tante Beda could love. Five feet tall and fleshy with a happy face, her rosy cheeks needed no rouge. My aunt’s big-bosomed hugs were always welcome–especially when I was a teenager. While other adults pinched my cheeks, Tante Beda stroked […]

Rice and Clementines by Brant Goble

Rice and Clementines by Brant Goble

Nonfiction, Vol. 7.4, Dec. 2013 There’s a temple made of scavenged bricks and thatched with bamboo leaves at the top of the hill where I stand, amongst the clementine groves and tea bushes. Green is all around me, and there is no escaping it, even […]

Accepting Nature by Geoff Watkinson

Accepting Nature by Geoff Watkinson

Nonfiction, Vol. 7.4, Dec. 2013 Just after 10 p.m. on a mid-July night in 2012, I heard the first two bears approach my tent. I was twenty-five and it was my first night on the Appalachian Trail in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Shenandoah National […]