Remember the 2010 flood in Nashville? That’s what I’m writing about in “Things We Keep, Things We Throw Away.” So grateful to WELL READ Magazine for reprinting this story that was first published in 2 Bridges Review. Please comment if my story brings back memories of your experience during that frightening time. My story begins on page 88-89.

Here is the link: “What We Keep, What We Throw Away”


I write a little bit of everything - fiction, nonfiction, and sometimes even poetry. For twenty years I served on the English faculty at Nashville State Community College, where I taught composition, literature, and creative writing. I was editor of the literary magazine, Tetrahedra, for eight years, and it was one of the joys of my career to see student writers get their first opportunity to be published. I earned my B.S. in Education at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and received my M.A. in English from Austin Peay State University, Clarksville, Tennessee. My home is Nashville, close to my two daughters and their families. I like to play tennis and play the piano. Tuesday nights, I meet with a writers group that I've been in for more years than I will say!

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