Author: odhwp

  • Prayer Pennies 

    I turned the penny over a couple times in my hand before putting it in the back of my pink-and-gold sneaker. The penny was darkened from age, and I could see the “1972” next to Lincoln’s head. Maybe it had been in the shoe of another ten-year-old girl at some point. I slipped my shoe…

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  • Until the WristwatchIs Taken from the Wrist

    Five years before my grandpa died, an employee at theOregon Department of Fish and Wildlife crashed theirtanker truck of approximately 11,000 live Chinook salmoninto a power pole in Eugene, Oregon. When the truck rolled,and the shocked, slippery cargo flew into the Mackenzie RiverHighway—their permanently astonished expressions, for once,appropriate to the occasion—the interstate was sheathed in…

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