(With more to come...)
Story #1: Memorey Lane-
One of my first short stories. A keen sense for verbosity aside, one of the first times I start using alliteration as a subtle signature for my work.
Story #2: Poison Hemlock: Skin of Space
Written in 2009, this was written for a university class on wildflowers and edible plants. The assignment was to pick a plant (in this case, Poison Hemlock) and creatively present it with as much detail as possible. The wild ginger (Asarum canadense) appears at the beginning out of personal choice, as that was "my plant" for the semester. I tried to hide as much of the technical aspects of the assignment within the romantic eyes of the protagonist whose background as a scientist allowed for a plausible botanical specificity in what he saw and described. *Special Note: At the time of writing this, I was unaware of Apple having an iPad in the making. I merely thought that in the future, if such a tablet existed, this is what it might be called. Eat your heart out, Jules Verne.*
Story #3: Nature's Lemniscate
Friendship's Torus of Violence
Also written in 2009, this was the final "essay" for the class. On the back of the high-praise received for the Poison Hemlock, I decided to write something "less academic". However, due to stricter guidelines, detailed information on plants is much more obvious in the text and the choice of the park was purely based on a stipulation that one of the class's field-trips be examined, and with the help of Marvin the Martian, we examined it. *Special Note: How many plants do I talk about?*