The Sweet Bag of the Bee

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The Sweet Bag of the Bee
Persephone Abbott, musician and writer, lives in The Netherlands. Born in America she left to live in Europe at a young age to pursue a life other than what she could have otherwise experienced.
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  • Joyce Junkies 1 week ago “Psst, Persephone!” A voice called out under my window. I looked outside into the Amsterdam night. A friend stood on the broad pavement and held up a small paper bag at me.  The bag contained his prized collection, the audio recording of James Joyce’s Ulysses, a 22 cd unabridged version,...
  • Naked & Stuff 2 weeks ago “Ja,” the senior citizen said looking around my flat. “I read a book about getting rid of stuff. I am busy downsizing.” He’d enjoyed the book he’d read about getting rid of stuff. He often enjoys mono-themed books from the NYT bestselling list such as an American book about having too...
  • The Purple Crate 3 weeks ago Suddenly I couldn’t make out what the child was saying.  We had been chatting about groceries and grocery containers. I held a purple folding crate, obviously a fascinating apparition, between my hands which I was using in place of a grocery basket; my intention was to cart my groceries off...
  • Bargaining 1 month ago Do you ever find yourself bargaining with people?  Over yourself I mean. “We’ve fasted,” she said almost immediately when we met. “We cut out all the sugar, the alcohol, the cheese. Dairy is terrible for you.” She looked thinner than when I last saw her.  The whole family was thinner....
  • A Sense of Sudden Loss But Suede Still Walks 1 month ago Once upon a mild spring day some time ago, I thought of all the possibilities I might end up with this. Not this of now, but this of something else. Perhaps you don’t follow. As I watch, middle aged, all the possibilities fall apart, I realize that they never occurred. In honesty I didn’t...

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