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A Tribute to My Jiā

Home is jiā in Mandarin, but jiā is also a house. Home isn’t always a house, but a house is a home—just sometimes not the right one. 1,263 more words

Creative Non-fiction

A Sweet Surprise

One of the errands I had Saturday, was to pick up my Library book I had on hold. When I got out of my car, I was treated to tiny kids carrying hand-made gingerbread houses. 551 more words


Plot and History

I want to talk about one mistake I think it is possible to make about the kinds of ‘creative’ approaches to writing history is that the #storypast group have discussed, and which will hopefully be addressed by the ‘ 464 more words


"Risky Business, et al..."

We used to go to the movies because there was nothing else to do in Williamsburg. There probably was, but we thought it was cool to take a road trip down to Newport News or Hampton to catch a show. 705 more words

Williamsburg Memories

Rising Mist and Anne Frank

The fog rolled in several hours ago, pulling up the secrets embedded in the fields and sinking them into the heavy air.  I am sitting in my classroom, staring out over the practice fields, and watching gray world do its nothing.   582 more words


Nonfiction from Kristen M. Ploetz


“The number one thing that’s most similar among the different pilgrims on these different journeys in these different faiths is they’re all searching. It’s that they no longer want to just passively accept the religion, they want to be active in deciding what they believe.” 1,443 more words

Published Work

The Virginia Squires: Both of Them

Ethan had recently turned twenty-one and felt every bit of the arrogance that comes with the drinking age. He commuted thirty minutes to college and was realizing that life cannot be an avoidance of real responsibility. 1,556 more words