Linda Petrucelli is an American essayist and flash fiction writer whose minimalist style and lyricism distinguish her prose. Her story, “Figure Eight on the Waves,” won first place in the WOW! Women on Writing Fall 2018 Flash Fiction Contest. Her essay, “Countdown,” placed runner-up in the Santa Clara Review 2021 Flash Nonfiction Contest. Linda’s essays have been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net. She is also a 2022 finalist in the Bellingham Review’s Annie Dillard CNF contest. She lives on the Big Island of Hawaii where she writes and shares a lanai with her husband and a passel of cats. Many of her tiny stories are posted here—

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  1. Linda,
    I especially like this story, as I read it I can picture what you’re describing. I too have so many memories and antiques around me in this special room ( my sewing room). This story makes me think will my 3 daughters feel the same way when I’m gone and they come into this room? I love this story! Keep writing! God Bless You!
    Love, Kathy
    Did you notice in the background of your picture it looks like there’s a castle far away in the back!

  2. Kathy, thank you so much for reading my paperweight essay. It’s funny how a person’s mana—the Hawaiian word for spiritual energy—can attach to an object. I still have the red Chinese shirt you gave me. Not sure you wore it, but I always sense you when I put it on. Aloha nui loa, Linda

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