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.
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7 thoughts on “A Kiss from Your Daily Elephant”
Just lovely! How do I get to get one of those?
You’ll just have to visit Jabu, Morula and Thembi. They all give kisses, but Morula by far makes the best kissy noises and slobbers best.
I love it! Did you name Morula because of the fruit from the tree which they eat?
Yes, Morula is the Tswana name for the Marula tree. And Morula is a BIG fan of its fruit.
We are big fans of the drink made from Marula!
Amorula is a favorite of mine, too!
I would love one of those –