Nancy Scott


Listen to the audio version read by Amelia Cotter.

Her sympathies and arteries narrow.
She forgets what her dead sound like.
She loves saving money.
She loves extravagant purchases.
She hates to fly.
She hates dust.
She waits for his calls.
She wants to be missed.
She expects to be misjudged.
She has too much time.
She chooses her current importance.
She retreats from lesser treatment.
Her occasional lies are thrilling.


Nancy Scott's over 750 essays and poems have appeared in magazines, literary journals, anthologies, newspapers, and as audio commentaries. She has a new chapbook, The Almost Abecedarian (on Amazon), and won First Prize in the 2009 International Onkyo Braille Essay Contest. Recent work appears in Braille Forum, Disabilities Studies Quarterly, Philadelphia Stories, Pentimento and Wordgathering.