Mylene Dressler
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Gerry Miller commented on the blog post '300 Tiles'
"This is written so poetically and I'm seeing it as an elegy for dear Bruce.  Anyone hearing/reading this will come away feeling a strong attachment to Bruce and I can imagine his family loved this!   I'm so glad I'm being…"
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300 Tiles by Mylène Dressler

300 tiles. That was how many Bruce ordered for the guest bathroom. That was almost how many he used. There were a few left. I store them in the garage. They are bone-colored. Some are square. Some are elongated and bull-nosed. They sit in their open cardboard boxes like perfect teeth, like baby teeth, that smooth but sharp edge without a single bit of use. Bruce died a few weeks after finishing the bathroom. When I look at the tile now, I see Bruce. I see him, and my husband, shoulder to…See More
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Who I am:
www.mylenedressler.com
Books I've written, anthologies I've contributed to, and any scripts or plays I've authored:
The Wedding of Anna F. (novella)
The Floodmakers (novel)
The Deadwood Beetle (novel)
The Medusa Tree (novel)
Stricken: The 10,000 Stages of Grief (anthology)
My writing is:
Fiction, Nonfiction, Memoir, Blog Posts
I found out about She Writes from:
Joni Rodgers

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300 Tiles by Mylène Dressler

Posted on January 24, 2015 at 9:00am 1 Comment

300 tiles.



That was how many Bruce ordered for the guest bathroom. That was almost how many he used. There were a few left. I store them in the garage. They are bone-colored. Some are square. Some are elongated and bull-nosed. They sit in their open cardboard boxes like perfect teeth, like baby teeth, that smooth but sharp edge without a single bit of use.



Bruce died a few weeks after finishing the bathroom. When I look at the tile now, I…

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A Fourth of July on the Bay

Posted on July 4, 2014 at 10:12am 1 Comment

When I was a kid we lit sparklers and glow-worms that left burn-trails on the sidewalk like tiny meteors that had tried to crawl away. We tied pinwheels to the wooden fence, as instructed, and lit them and watched them spin.Then we went to the marina to see the fireworks and these were very slow and came one at a time and each was only one color and came in only one shape, round. And yet nothing was less magical than today, and the scent was the same, of smoke that…

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Why I Wrote a "Peace Dialogue" Story

Posted on May 31, 2014 at 12:00pm 0 Comments

This week, my Pushcart Prize-nominated novella, The Wedding of Anna F.,  about an unexpected encounter between an elderly Jewish woman and a young Arabic graduate…

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The Point: On Writing, Arrowheads, and Finding What You Seek

Posted on August 12, 2013 at 10:00am 4 Comments

Yesterday, near Round Mountain in Utah, I found a jagged stone struck by many tiny blows, leaving behind the trace of the human being who had met and shaped it. It wasn't a perfect arrowhead--part of the bottom was missing--but still I held it in my hand, wonderingly. All my life I've hoped to find arrowheads,…

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At 2:27pm on January 5, 2011, Christina Brandon said…

Happy New Year!

 

I read your post in the latest issue of Creative NonFiction! Lovely!

At 3:38pm on December 29, 2010, Tania Pryputniewicz said…

I know the feeling Mylene...(of wanting to write for writing's sake)...haunted by it daily. Ever since my first little blue diary with its own key, must have been five years old?

Just spent a few days in Corpus Christi visiting my MIL, went by the Columbus fleet museum. A few dioramas there reminded me of my love for miniatures...which parallels that joy I get when I capture even one small scene, one still life. To writing, despite all the shift in routines at holiday time, even for a few moments.

At 3:27pm on September 9, 2010, Emily A. Palm Mulica said…
Hi Em! Nice to meet you, thank you for adding me as a friend.
At 10:12am on August 25, 2010, Anna Fani said…
Thank you Mylene. I hope so too :)
At 1:27pm on August 24, 2010, Debra TBD said…
Thanks for the invite. I look forward to spending more time here and enjoying all the rich offerings.
At 1:23pm on August 24, 2010, Kat Tansey said…
Lovely to meet you, Mylene. I watched your video reading from The Floodwaters -- love your writing, and your reading of it!
At 1:20pm on August 24, 2010, Judith C Evans said…
Nice to meet you, Mylene! Thanks for the friend invite.
At 12:51pm on August 24, 2010, Vivienne Diane Neal said…
Hi Mylene, thank you for welcoming me to She Writes. Best wishes to you.
At 9:28pm on August 23, 2010, Dawn Jones said…
Def of the sweeter things in life.
Spent a whole day out there layin on a rock over the mountain spring, soakin up the sun while listenin to the water and the life around me.
At 7:53pm on August 23, 2010, Loretta Matson said…
Mylene, I read The Deadwood Beetle over the weekend. What a beautiful story, and beautifully written! Thank you for introducing yourself.
 
 
 

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