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Your Daily Elephant

An elephant path, Savuti area, Chobe National Park, Botswana.  Elephants have worn down this path on their way to drink from the Savuti Channel.

photograph by Cheryl Merrill
photograph by Cheryl Merrill



Cheryl Merrill’s essays have been published in Fourth Genre, Pilgrimage, Brevity, Seems, South Loop Review, Ghoti, Alaska Quarterly Review, Adventum and Isotope. “Singing Like Yma Sumac” was selected for the Best of Brevity 2005 and Creative Nonfiction #27. It was also included in the anthology Short Takes: Model Essays for Composition, 10th Edition. Another essay, “Trunk,” was chosen for Special Mention in Pushcart 2008. She is currently working on a book about elephants: Larger than Life: Living in the Shadows of Elephants.

4 thoughts on “Your Daily Elephant

  1. To walk along that path, not knowing if you will come across an elephant resting in the shade around the next bend, or to come swaying towards you – part of the magic and the excitement.

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