Category Archives: Writing

How a tree and a scientist nudged me out of the morass

I am honored to be included in the first-ever issue of a new online literary magazine, Koru, based in Australia. A Maori woman, Anjulie To Pohe, is using her people’s creation traditions to represent the endeavor of artists and writers … Continue reading

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  “Memories are chemicals. Tiny tag teams of proteins and neurons. Electrically charged gobs of ectoplasm. Researchers at the University of California have watched memories, mere specks, hatched live in the brain cells of sea slugs…” So begins my essay, … Continue reading

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Novel excerpt published in Copperfield Review

I am beyond excited to say that an excerpt from my novel, “Mad Hatters and Glow Girls,” has been published in the Summer 2016 issue of The Copperfield Review. The Copperfield Review was founded in 2000 by Executive Editor Meredith … Continue reading

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First we had the idea. Then, like Neo in “The Matrix,” we took a leap of faith. We called our friends. We charmed and cajoled them. We bribed them with offers of coffee and wine. In the end, 26 people … Continue reading

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New fiction

El Balo My short story, “El Balo,” will appear in print in the May/June 2017 edition of Down in the Dirt magazine (v143, released 6/1/17) and can be accessed online here: http://scars.tv/cgi-bin/framesmain.pl?writers (Find my name, “Kitta MacPherson,” among the writers’ … Continue reading

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Getting into the Flow The sages, that is, writing colleagues such as Robin Gaby Fisher, Brad Parks, and Tracey Michae’l Lewis-Giggetts, say you must write 1,000 words a day to free the mind and stir up words, images, and associations. … Continue reading

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Welcome to “Fathom”

“Diver Dan” Since I was a toddler, dipping my toes in salty Oyster Bay Harbor, the sea has stirred my imagination. Books I found around my parents’ house, with haunting stories and images such as Hans Christian Anderson’s “The Little … Continue reading

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