My Story “Zero” is in Olentangy Review

She came around the corner of the cave, and saw the old man dead on the ledge, sitting in the sunshine.
     She was to keep an eye on him, bring him water if he needed it. Sometimes she’d watch him breath as he was dozing, up down, up down.
     She’d been playing with pebbles in the dust like a younger child, marking out the patterns of the stars in the sky and a maze to the underworld.

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2 thoughts on “My Story “Zero” is in Olentangy Review

  1. Miriam, I love that story.

    On Fri, May 3, 2013 at 4:26 PM, Miriam’s Well: Poetry, Land Art, and Beyond

  2. Thanks Lena–I was inspired b/c my daughter and I got our maternal mitochondria tested as part of the human genome–30,000 years old–the most common type in Europe! This is set in what is now California but it just came to me in a flash…like that flash of insight. Thanks for reading.

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