Susan Nickerson

Sugar Mountain

I sit perched on the edge of the proverbial shrink couch. I reach into my handbag and fumble around for a piece of gum before I divulge my inner secret. “I’m a sugar addict,” I blurt. “I’m also a neurotic and a long-time, anxiety-ridden insomniac.” There. I said it. I have been exposed to my core…

Blending playful fantasy with tender reality, Susan Nickerson’s short yet engaging essay Sugar Mountain offering a fascinating experiment with abstract imagination while also enveloping the reading in an all-too familiar scenario. Using a real-world experience as the inspiration for this piece, Susan channeled the sensations of a moment of misunderstood instruction into a delightful exploration of desires and drives.

Susan Nickerson is the Gold Writer of the ArtAscent Abstract call for writers. To see the full body of work and profile, get a copy of the ArtAscent Art & Literature Journal Abstract issue.

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