Crows — J Steinberg

Sparrows, cardinals, finches, a red-bellied woodpecker, all come to the old concrete birdbath to splash and drink. The crows come to wash things. They have a nest nearby and are likely softening up the food for their chicks. Whenever a crow lands there’s an Akk ak call, accent on the…


A story of loving two men

Great Blue Heron Fledglings- Photo by E.V. Collins

It wasn’t love at first sight or anything so profound. Instead, it was a gradual process of getting to know one another. Nigel was a biologist. He’d written his doctoral dissertation on the milkweed bug. I learned many interesting facts from Nigel. When I complained about the critters that were…

Creative Nonfiction

After all these years

Photo by EV Collins

When my son was three years old, he told me a story. He described being in utero. Swimming, his hair floating in the waves. The whooshing sound like a heartbeat, like his drum. A feeling like when the cat makes bread on his chest and purrs. He said there was…

Eileen Vorbach Collins

Baltimore native battling fire ants in Florida. Award winning essayist. Pushcart nominee. Writes because it’s cheaper than therapy.

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