M.A. Scott 3 mercies devoured sharp tongue to cotton folding silence fluttering out of her a top-heavy dahlia a wicked little sermon ** Source text: Alcott, Louisa May. Little Women. Mineola, NY: Dover Publications, 2000. M.A. Scott grew up in Rhode Island and currently resides in Westchester County, NY. Her work has recently appeared in Crab Fat Magazine, Plath Poetry Project, concīs, Heron Tree, and The Nancy Drew Anthology.