Possum - Marcie Friedman

"My dog, Hooper, killed a possum in the backyard, and the next morning Ellie Longbottem had her baby. I know there doesn’t seem to be much in common..."

The Fisherman - Christie Wilson

"All fishermen know that half full nets weigh much more than the sum of their contents; they also bear the emotional heft of the incomplete, the left undone..."

Bad Water - Katrina Carrasco

"It’s weird, right, that I chose a town on the water? That’s a form of therapy, though. I think it’s called exposure therapy..."

Slowly I Turn - Doug Chase

"The cockroaches only bothered me as long as I believed in Jesus. It was about five years altogether I went to the holy roller church, and you could measure the years..."