A Small Menagerie

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June 15, 2012 by The Citron Review

by Diane Sherlock

 

She watched a small menagerie parade by: the winged baboon, snakes, a geisha, a nest of robins balanced on the nose of a grizzly. Angels flew above them. One sounded a trumpet; the parade fell to the ground. Her imagination was intact in her mother’s house. Her family would not paralyze her again. Time to go downstairs and raise hell.

 

Diane Sherlock is the author of four novels, Dead Weight, Willful Ignorance, Growing Chocolate, the upcoming Wrestling Alligators as well as a book on writing, Write To Be Heard. Her work has appeared in The Rumpus, scissors and spackle, Mo+th (Bombshelter Press), and Bird in the Hand: Risk & Flight (Outrider). She co-founded AnnotationNation.com and has a blog on writing. She received her MFA in Creative Writing from Antioch University, Los Angeles in 2009. Twitter @Diane_Sherlock

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