• Siena Capone

    oh, this old thing?

    pastimes from a past time

    April 8, 2021
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    1. The Olivetti Lettera 32 My parents got me an Olivetti typewriter for my birthday. It came from a nice Italian man on the Internet, and the box was swaddled in so many layers of packing tape that it felt like I was handling something classified, or sacred (it was, to me). When I opened […]

    personification therapy

    how to write a seagull sitcom

    March 11, 2021
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    The heaviness between my ears is lasting longer than it should, so Ben drives us to the ocean. We like the feeling of going places together, be it the gas station or the abandoned old building we’re seeking out now. Going elsewhere but not alone. When we pull up to Brenton Point, we’re listening to […]

    wish you were here

    a love letter to pen pals

    November 13, 2020
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    “Un francobollo, per favore?”   The employee at the tabbachino was unimpressed, sliding a packet of stamps in my direction. In English: “here you go.” Almost three years of learning Italian and the try-hard air of an American accent suffocating my pronunciation gave it away.   Regardless, I left with stamps, which was the goal. […]

    places to go, you to see

    a (mid)western love story

    October 22, 2020
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    When my boyfriend came to Michigan from Colorado for a month last summer, he was in for some late mornings. Ben runs on activity, a calendar that looks like a haywire game of Tetris or the kinetic thrum of guitar strings. All of this is to say he does not typically sleep in until noon, […]

    six ways of looking at a petoskey stone

    on amateur geology

    September 24, 2020
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    Title inspired by “Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird” by Wallace Stevens. 1. As a focal point. When the shores of Northern Michigan turn themselves inside out, my Mom and I are there. In the winter, Petoskey State Park is a literal freeze frame: The rocks are suspended in gray motion in the ice, […]