Leslie P. Shaver | The Sun Magazine

Leslie P. Shaver

Leslie P. Shaver teaches creative writing at North Cross School in Roanoke, Virginia.

— From September 1989

Rock Sitting

She never talked to any of them — neither the rocks nor the creek, the roots nor the leaves, nor even the birds perching overhead. Words killed living things, fixed them forever as solid matter. Nothing was solid here, as long as she didn’t breathe a word.

September 1989
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