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Feline Intuition

Instead of heading to the beach, I told my husband we had to stop and search for my good luck charm, a black rubber cat named Bendy Five Percent. I had mistakenly left the replica of my first pet when I emptied my car for trade. Read more here

Mornings Without Coffee and Man on Twitter Who Isn't Your Friend

NDQ Issue 89.1/2 contains two of my poems, Mornings Without Coffee, and Man on Twitter Who Isn't Your Friend and can be purchased here. 

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Out of the darkness, a dancer appeared. The diffused beam surrounded her in particles of light, illuminating her curvy figure as she took the stage with the presence of a bullfighter. Read more here

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Dragons Live Forever

I built an altar in my spare bedroom’s closet to honor objects I cherish. They’re not valuable, but precious for their connection to a journey taken long ago... Read more here

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From the moment I walked into the high-ceilinged, brightly lit room I knew it would be a day to remember. But I didn’t know how much the experience would change me... Read more here

In the Wake of Giants in the Sea of Cortez

When John Steinbeck launched a boat expedition in March of 1940 with the purpose of cataloging creatures living in the Sea of Cortez, he didn’t think his resulting book would have a large audience. He was right... Read more here.

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Book Reviews

April 2022

Review of The Fact of Memory: 114 Ruminations and Fabrications by Aaron Angello. Read it here

Southern Review of Books | June 29, 2020

Review of Latitudes of Longing by Shubhangi Swarup. Read it here

River Teeth | March 2, 2021

Review of Delusions of Grandeur by Joey Franklin. Read it here

Southern Review of Books | Feb. 25, 2020

The Third Rainbow Girl by Emma Copley Eisenberg. Read it here

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About Cyndie

I love to write because it uncovers the core of what and why. I love to travel because I learn through experience - my life is a lab experiment. 

I'm currently an editor for Magnolia Review and working on my memoir, Oreos, Red Wine, and a Hot Bath, about my journey from being an orphan in Central Montana to becoming the first female Design Engineer at 3Com, a premier Silicon Valley networking company - back in the day. And how sometimes all a person really needs to get over a setback is a soak in the tub and some sugar. 

My husband and I live in the Bay Area with our two rescue pups, Nala and Leo.

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