Jennie Ziegler, a native Pennsylvanian, received her nonfiction MFA at the University of Arizona, and currently resides and teaches in Florida. She specializes in writing hybrid texts of fairy tales, retellings, region, women’s narratives, and memoir. Follow Jennie on Twitter or visit her website.

Eggs—long symbols of fertility, rebirth, and love—inundate just-budded trees throughout eastern Pennsylvania each spring. While most states celebrate Easter with