The Resurrection of Hemp: Part 1

Published in the Fern Ridge Review, September 2019 Derrington-Via stands in his field of hemp. Mica Derrington-Via, 44, walks down rows of chest high hemp plants, inspecting each one for the Botrytis blight brought by the early rains. Although the plants are immature still, he marks with flags those that are most important to harvest … Continue reading The Resurrection of Hemp: Part 1

Just Read to Me

Library books. The sound. The smell. Crinkling plastic, shiny pages, inky and metallic. A fading film picture of three sun-baked, knobby-kneed boat kids. Two bright blond, one red-head, 1980’s home-sliced haircuts, generous in the bangs, efficient to keep salty hair out of eyes. Wearing undies and oversized shirts, leaning in transfixed around a weary mom … Continue reading Just Read to Me