Essay — Hiding talent

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Close up picture of the stamen of a red and white striped amaryllis blossom
Image source: HL Carpenter

Bury an amaryllis bulb too deep

And the bulb withers

The beauty within dies

Do you bury your talent?



HL Carpenter is a mother/daughter duo who write family-friendly fiction from their studios in Carpenter Country, a magical place that, like their stories, is unreal but not untrue. When they’re not writing, the Carpenters enjoy exploring the Land of What-If and practicing the fine art of Curiosity. Visit Carpenter Country at


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