Doug Ramspeck

Every time I walk here with this black ground beneath me and the old hills with their bald backs and the skyways of dust on the ancient road up to…

Church of Birds

Micah Dean Hicks

The swan boy lives in an abandoned church in a sleepy, green town by the river. He is small and young-looking still, though he is sixteen now and has been…

Production of Silk

Miho Nonaka

Heavenly Worm Mrs. Itō, our fourth-grade teacher, drew a new kanji character on the board: 蚕. “Worm from heaven,” she announced, “as you can see.” Heaven splits open like a…

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