Bodies were clothed in white
Ghosts without sound,
feet firm on sinking ground.
Nominated for the PEN/Robert J. Dau Short Story Prize for Emerging Writers 2017
Semi-finalist of the Raymond Carver Short Story Contest 2016
A conservation myth inspired by the endangered Southern Resident killer whales. Unlike origin myths, these tales tread close to being extinction myths.
If you’ve ever faced a loss that was minimized by someone else, I wrote “Safia” for you.
The best chance a whale has of giving birth to a calf who survives is after having a miscarriage. But the danger doesn’t end there.