Doug Ramspeck | The Sun Magazine

Doug Ramspeck


Doug Ramspeck lives on a North Carolina mountain where bears climb the oak trees near his deck and watch him walking on his treadmill. He is the author of twelve books and has a collection of short stories forthcoming in 2024.

— From November 2023

Smoke Memories

My mother and I were alone the night / our house burned down. I was nine that summer, / and the smell of smoke clung to my clothes. / And after the fire a tree in the yard / grew crooked with scoliosis, its back bending / away from the remains of the house.

November 2023
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