Our 12th set of rocks comes from our friends Al & MaryAnn, from their gardens in Norwalk, Connecticut.
Kristi met Al, a tree surgeon, science fiction/fantasy writer and amazing wood craftsman, in 2004, in the early days of Pencils! Writing Workshop.
Al writes under the name A.J. Profeta. You can read his story “JCK FLASH,” published in Wild Violet, here: http://www.wildviolet.net/dreamzone/flash.html, and his piece “The Limo Driver’s Diary,” published in Read Short Fiction, here: http://www.readshortfiction.com/2010/12/the-limo-drivers-diary-by-aj-profeta/.
Al began dating MaryAnn a couple of years later. Kristi and MaryAnn, herself a talented craftsperson on many different levels including painting, floral arrangement, gardening and sewing, co-hosted many of Pencils! Writing Workshop’s parties and events going forward, including:
3rd Anniversary Beach Ball
Pencils!HolidayHappy Hour 2006
3rd Annual Reject-O-Rama 2007
5th Anniversary Soiree in Wonderland
5th Annual Christmas Cocktail
4th Annual “Oh, Sweet Rejection!” Burning
Both Al and MaryAnn share a passion for Christmas…their house is quite a wonderland around that time of year!
Al & MaryAnn gave us our rocks on March 9, when Kristi was visiting and she and MaryAnn were assembling the favor boxes.
The rocks below are from their wild flower and manicured gardens.