Published Creative Work

Below is a small sample of some of the previously published creative non-fiction articles written by Molly that serve as the beginnings to her book – The Adventure of Home.

Community

Community

CRESTED BUTTE MAGAZINE (SUMMER 2018)

Peek into how bonds in small-town mountain communities are formed, what keeps them alive, and what threatens them today.

“Those who engage in the battle of staying become like a trove of rubies, glinting through the dirt and moss like amanitas in late summer.”

Ode to Off Season

Ode to Off Season

CRESTED BUTTE MAGAZINE (WINTER 2016-17)

Wander through the slow letting of one of the more emotionally challenging seasons of the high country – spring – and uncover its subtle gifts. 

“Summer, with its riots of wildflowers like the rowdy and painted members of Toulouse-Lautrec’s good time brothels, is hard to miss. But she wasn’t originally born that way. Spring is Summer’s shy sister, the sweet virginal essence of new beginnings,  still flirting from behind her veil.”

Why We Need Wilderness

Why We Need Wilderness

CRESTED BUTTE MAGAZINE (SUMMER 2015)

Dive into biophilia, what draws us to the wild and how we’re consequently loving it to death. Take a break from modern society and explore the ways we connect with nature, and the ensuing responsibility that occurs.

“We need to feel the real rhythm of a place - of sun and moon, of blooming and dying – instead of a day choked with the demands of our iphone day-planners. We need to learn we don’t need so many gadgets and that screens don’t really connect us.”

An Altered Fish Tale

An Altered Fish Tale

CRESTED BUTTE MAGAZINE (SUMMER 2014)

Grab a beer and your fishing pole and join the locals on a lazy, debaucherous afternoon of fishing on a mid-summer’s day in the mountains. 

“They are ripped and pierced, buffed with the lifestyle of romping in the dark forests and airy alpine meadows of the Southern Rocky Mountains on all manner of toys. Toys with wheels. Toys attached to ropes. Floating toys. Toys fashioned out of spare snowmobile parts.”