21º Below Zero


I’m naturally a sweater knitter — not a sock creator like my sister. Likewise, I’m inclined to the lengthiness of novels, but more and more I admire the uses of brevity. Such as…

January 2.

Kittens, yarn. Piles of work. Stacks of library books. Friends on the calendar. Winter, Vermont-wise, has barely commenced.

When the winter chrysanthemums go,
there’s nothing to write about
but radishes.

— Matsuo Bashō


About Brett Ann Stanciu

A writer and sugarmaker, Brett Ann lives with her two daughters in stony soil Vermont. Her novel HIDDEN VIEW was published by Green Writers Press in the fall of 2015. Let my writing speak for itself.
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4 Responses to 21º Below Zero

  1. BeeHappee says:

    Wow, yes, in this kind of cold, it is too cold to speak!! 🙂


  2. Pam R says:

    It was -21F here in Western Mass 2 nights ago. I’ve been reading your blog for a while now, but this is first comment. LOVE the kitties!


  3. Hi Pam, I know your area somewhat, as I lived in Brattleboro for a number of years, and my sister lived in Western Mass at the same time. This morning was a balmy 10ºF. I’m sure you’re enjoying the same warm spell. Thanks for reading! (We love the kitties, too!)


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