Author Archives: margaretelysiagarcia

About margaretelysiagarcia

Margaret Elysia Garcia primarily writes fiction, essays and poetry from a remote corner of the Sierra Nevada. She's currently working on a non-fiction book about plus-sized modeling. She's also searching for a publisher for her new collection of stories? Mary of the Chance Encounters. Her short story collection Sad Girls & Other Stories out now on Solstice Literary Press. She blogs here and at Throwing Chanclas and Girl Body Pride. Is a contributor to Hip Mama Magazine. She writes the zine The Adventures of Sad Girl with her daughter, Paloma. She’s a three-time director of the national Listen to Your Mother Show in Plumas County (www.listentoyourmothershow.com). She has an alternative women’s music show Milkshake & Honey on Plumas Community Radio (www.kqny919.org).

Vagabond, a year

It’s been a year since I heard her voice. It was straight and sober for a moment. But, It wasn’t hopeful. I said, Happy Birthday– may you have a better year. There was a chuckle A heh heh. Yeah, you … Continue reading

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The Wearing of the Red

I read this poem I wrote at a rally today: The Wearing of the Red (on International Women’s Day) I am the color of … Anger…of red in the face blush and shame Of things perpetrated against us that we … Continue reading

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First Rehearsal Reveals

Listen to Your Mother Show Plumas County show is underway. First rehearsal in the bag. Find out the cast of characters for our 2017 show. I’m proud to be back directing the LTYM show in Plumas County one more time! It’s … Continue reading

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Adding my voice

Roar Magazine is doing some important work. They’re posting an abortion story ever day of the year. I added my voice to this project. Take a look at the sight when you get the chance. Given the political climate, it’s … Continue reading

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Reading at Notre Dame de Namur in Belmont, CA Feb. 15th

Originally posted on Throwing Chanclas:
Anyone in the Bay Area want to come to a reading? I’ll be there.

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Safe and Secure

“I just want us all to feel safe and secure…” You wanna know what would make me feel safe and secure? If I could trust that your people weren’t eager to probe our vaginas with wands, that you weren’t sticking … Continue reading

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The Last Thank You of 2016 — Library Project

Originally posted on Throwing Chanclas:
….and it is two days late! Much has been made of the disaster of 2016, with its notable take down of artists and musicians and cultural points of light and hope. I kept thinking of…

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…A Christmas Letter…Blog Style….

As I write this , the sky is bright baby blue. There is snow on the mountains, but none on the ground. It is icy cold, but not in a bitter way. There is some hopefulness in me and in … Continue reading

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That First Breath

I try not to love it– I always side on the right side of the song writer and less near the performer– But that first breath of Hallelujah when Buckley makes it his takes me back to that room with … Continue reading

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Dispatch from the Deep North up at Hip Mama

Originally posted on Throwing Chanclas:
Dispatch from the Deep North I thank my editor at Hip Mama for encouraging this post.

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