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The Siren Dialogues When Libby, a young ghostwriter haunted by a painful choice from her past, takes a job on an idyllic island, she finds that what her employer really wants is help finding the lost love of his life—who he claims is a mermaid.

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Lisa Melts Her Pen explores the links between writing, the sub-conscious, and life as we know it.

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The Pier

Saturday morning Jon and I leave our hotel and walk the one block to the beach. We’re on our first trip since shelter-in-place began, a one-night sojourn to Santa Cruz for our anniversary. The thick gray fog has lifted, and all across the beach a floating veil of mist visible to the naked eye isContinue reading “The Pier”


The last of the fragile daylight was precious and belonged to them alone, empty of voices as it drew a curtain over the water route to the mainland.

The Siren Dialogues

One could say the plot of land was unloved. But Earth prefers other forms of love, like fire and rain and roots, like worms tunneling earth through their elastic bodies. And fences mean nothing to the worms as they go about their silent and unseen business.

Year of the Rabbit