Category Archives: SAWP

Danny and Me and Hoot Hoot Ice Cream

*I wrote this at the closing program of the Invitational Summer Institute of the Southern Arizona Writing Project. We were asked to look at some pictures and create a story based on what comes to mind. Mine was an old-fashioned-looking … Continue reading

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This is Not My Southern Arizona

Midnight Cactus, by Bella Pollen, is supposedly set in the Sonoran Desert near Tucson, Arizona, and the Mexican border. This review points out the numerous discrepancies between her imagined desert setting and the real thing. Continue reading

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The Most Magnificent Comb-Over in History

Assistant Principal Bryan’s hair was arranged in the most audacious comb-over that ever graced a human head. Continue reading

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Moving

I was ten that summer. I didn’t really understand why we had to move, nor did I understand why my mother was so angry. I remember going with her to look for places to live. Nothing that we found, even though some were very nice, suited my father and he made the final decision. Continue reading

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