Writings by: Tricia Asklar

This author has written 3 pieces

Old Orchard

I learned how to coil a hose below the zoo’s monkey house in the eighties, wound it into wheel upon wheel. The industrial-grade rubber, sage green, the rapids spray out otter enclosure, guinea fowl, elephant, red-ruffed lemur.

Who Gets Kissed

Is a new organic, open-pollinated sweet corn variety. Also a game played at husking bees—shuck and shuck the green papyrus off the pale yellow facets, search out the red kernels to earn a kiss. The rules do not say how many players, they do not say if the winner chooses…

Day-old Bread: Free

“Still has some spring to it,” the seller says as he pushes in the sides of the oval, “you can have it for free. I can’t sell it to you.” I take the sour dough he selects from six left in the bushel basket, clasp it and make for the…