Opuntia ficus-indica cactus, the prickly pear (figuier de barbarie), with its violet fruit

Writing in Conversation

Lunch Ticket Blog

It was 2016. I’d lived in New York City for almost four years. I was still working on a YA manuscript that I started writing four years ago during NaNoWriMo. I’d had one short story published in a magazine, but that was a while back...

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Newfound Journal Volume 12


The luxury apartment market in Brooklyn has become oversaturated, according to The New York Times Sunday Review.

That makes sense, I think, sinking my teeth into multigrain toast...

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Interview with 
Elishia Merricks

Lunch Ticket

Audiobooks were originally introduced into my reading practice out of necessity. These are books that I could read while folding laundry, washing dishes, and commuting to my job. I was surprised at how immersive this experience could be...