Meagan Ciesla



This is a marble with the world map painted on it.


I used to work at a performing arts center in Boston doing development work. One of the trustees collected and sold marbles. He would carry them around in his pockets and hand them out on occasion. I got this one during a fundraising event I was working.


I keep this on my nightstand. I like how precise the design is on such a small object and the way it looks when held up to the light. The marble’s green and the continents are painted blue, which really turns the traditional map color scheme on its head.


Meagan Ciesla is a fiction writer and PhD candidate at University of Missouri.

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