Water runs through a number of these pieces — to calm, to claim, to muddy. We think of the way travelers are pulled into spaces, often despite themselves, seeking a level, running well-worn paths, nudging a way.
Dedicated to Ellen Sayles, who inspired many adventures
Sebastian Bitticks – Bailing Season
Melissa Wiley – Clam Music
Stacey Hohman McClain – 12 North
Olga Pavlinova Olenich – The Railway Friend
Alice Russell – Run
Gerard Sarnat – Zentral Europa Chronicles
Editor-in-Chief: Laurie Hovell McMillin
Assistant Editor: Jessica Grim
Tech and Editorial: Liam McMillin
Editorial: Ally Fulton, Koryn Kraemer
Cover Photo: “Epiphany Ceremony at Jordan,” from the collection of H. G. May Archaeology of Palestine, from Oberlin College Library Special Collections, Oberlin, Ohio.
For weeks, my roommate and I sat idly watching as we drank our afterwork beers and the fish tails grew ever more ragged.
As I sat alone those few days without my husband, I watched men watching me the same way clams must watch fishermen skulking along shoals where their shadows lengthen.
“Everyone at work asked me why I agreed to drive so far to come out here when there are other beaches much closer,” my mom is saying, “and I tell them that there’s just something about this place.”
The smile she flashes at the mention of her niece is enough to make us all fall a little in love with the bride.
I look up, and the TV reads, “Bipolar depression is different.” What is a pattern?
by Gerard Sarnat
I grew/ a Sarnatsky graybeard then prayed myself from one/ decrepit synagogue to another yet another all across/ Zentral Europaisa.