G. Elizabeth Kretchmer

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G. Elizabeth Kretchmer holds an MFA in Writing from Pacific University. Her short story collection, Women on the Brink, and her debut novel, The Damnable Legacy, were both published by Booktrope Editions. Her short fiction, essays, and freelance work have appeared in The New York Times, High Desert Journal, Silk Road Review, SLAB, and other publications. When she’s not writing, she's facilitating therapeutic and wellness writing workshops or spending time in the Pacific Northwest with her husband, three sons, and Lani the Labradoodle.

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Time for Spring Cleaning?

Happy Spring!


When I was a little girl on the South Side of Chicago, the first robins of the season brought hope for an end to winter and the promise of a new Easter bonnet. They also seemed to remind us that it was time for our annual cleanout of kitchen cupboards and closets. Nowadays I wonder: is spring cleaning still a thing?


If you’re anything like me, it’s been a while since you laundered...

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