Posts filed under Creative Nonfiction

Fishing for Papa

There are three ponds on my in-laws’ property in northern Georgia. Each was stocked decades ago with largemouth bass and bluegill, and since then, the fish populations have flourished. I’ve seen them from the water’s edge, sleek shapes among the weeds, under overhanging branches, and near the pilings of the old dock. 

Posted on April 30, 2015 and filed under Creative Nonfiction.

Sit. Stay. Go home. by Ali Shapiro

In puppy kindergarten class we are working on stay. Like most of the important commands, stay is taught in stages. Stage 1 is Duration. At first, the dogs only have to stay for a second or two before we release them and reward them with treats. Then, gradually, we up the ante. The dogs have to stay for ten seconds, then thirty, then a minute before the release.

Posted on August 28, 2014 and filed under Creative Nonfiction, Writing, Animals.