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Why I Write Vol 14: The Wasps Keep Buzzing

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In this series, "Why I Write," members of the Grub community share what compels them to put words onto paper day after day. In this edition, Eileen Tomarchio on writing about change.


I write because wasps made nests in the soffits again.

I write because the neighbors look so young now.

I write because my husband is turning soil in the garden.

I write because my 12th grade English teacher returned my Truffaut paper with a wobble of her chin and press of my hand, and I thought I’d done something wrong.

December 1, 2016 | Eileen Tomarchio

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