August 21, 2017


Mary Andes



[Short]

Short

The Music Tells It All (2011-04-25) short fiction family

Mary Andes grew up with the smells of Eucalyptus trees, watching surfers ride the Pacific waves at Hermosa and Redondo Beach, the roller bladers in costume at Venice Beach, the In-and-Out Burger joints, the stucco homes with red-tile roofs, and the old Mission churches with the euphoric music. She later moved to Seattle and therefore resided in constant dribble rain for 20 years. She now lives in Maryland and return to California every few years to recharge my soul and to soak in the healing rays. She is currently writing a children's book with the theme of finding the small joys in life to overcome adversity. (Originally appeared 2009-06-01)


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Mary Andes
Mary Andes


I will always think of myself as more Californian than “Washatonian (my version of a person living in Seattle).” For the first 29 years of my life, I grew up with the smells of Eucalyptus trees, watching surfers ride the Pacific waves at Hermosa and Redondo Beach, the roller bladers in costume at Venice Beach, the In-and-Out Burger joints, the stucco homes with red-tile roofs, and the old Mission churches with the euphoric music. I later moved to Seattle to escape relatives and therefore resided in constant dribble rain for 20 years. I now live in Maryland and return to California every few years to recharge my soul and to soak in the healing rays. I am currently writing a children’s book with the theme of finding the small joys in life to overcome adversity.