– A state for writers

Pencil Shavings 2

Lydia pulled me over to the table.

“Look at this,” she said and held up a worksheet that Grace had brought home from third grade, called “United States Regions.”

Lydia pointed to a spot on the U.S. map, on which Grace had labeled all 50 states, where she creatively spelled the name of one of them:


Kind of a mash of “pencil” and Uncle Vanya, no?

Which kinda reminds me… My friend James, who lives and works in that state, is blogging again.


The image, “Pencil Dust,” is published by .klash on Flickr.

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