Jola Naibi

Writer and amateur photog. I seek to inspire and inform with the words I write and share and the photos I take. I have written a book of short stories: Terra Cotta Beauty, and I am working on a lot more. Reading and writing fuel my energy. In reading, I explore this vast and diverse world, in writing, I employ my over-active imagination and address the 'what-if' questions that life often throws at us.


The Orchardist ~ Amanda Coplin

By on October 15, 2012

To what extent are we responsible for the people around us?

It is the late 1800s in the American West. Talmadge, who has been tending his groves alone in the decades since his sister’s mysterious disappearance, discovers two feral pregnant girls stealing his fruit. Rather that chase them off, he feeds them and prepares beds made of leaves. All is calm, until the girls’ fraught past forces its way into the orchard. Talmadge will spend the rest of his life trying to atone for how he believes he failed one of them that crucial day.
Katherine Dykstra in More Magazine October 2012