FICTION

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THE FLOATING ANCHOR  by AILEEN BAK (Australia)

Issue 3.1   April 2021

As a Haenyeo, a Korean sea-woman, her day was just beginning, even before the sun rose in the bitter oceanic cold to ready herself to dive for her day’s catch. The Haenyeos were once responsible for Jeju Island’s bustling economy.

VISITING HOURS  by ANNIE KIRKPATRICK (United States)

Issue 2.3   December 2020

Rice piled on my plate like a cold white ant bed. Mom adjusted her glasses again. Perry dug her tongue into her cheek. She exaggerated a sigh, and Mom took the bait.

AN CHÚILFHIONN  by ANYA WILSON (Ireland)

Issue 2.3   December 2020

An bhfaca tú an chúilfhionn 's í ag dul ar na bóithre?"

Oh have you seen my fair-haired girl walking the roads?

HIBERNATION  by SHERRY SHU (Canada)

Issue 2.2   August 2020

He scuttled furiously from beneath the undergrowth, pausing every few seconds to catch his breath. He wasn’t sure if he had enough time.

JILL  by MAYA LINSLEY (Canada)

Issue 2.1   April 2020

Jill climbed the dusty, rotting steps, and her upper half disappeared into the gloom.“Be careful,” I called. “Mama says that if you touch the insulation, you’ll be itchy for the rest of your life!