Origins + Generations

"Daughters of the Northern Lights" - Artist: Gerhard Munthe. Woolen tapestry loosely based on Norse legends and mythology depicting three polar bears approaching three female figures with stylized flame-like blonde hair; stylized waves and mountains in background.

“There once was a polar bear who roamed the great north accompanied by the clouds, his closest friends.” In two new 100-word stories, California author Heather Bourbeau builds a bridge between myth and time.

Roses

Sidewalk Devolution, by Sarah Bisceglie, http://www.sarahbisceglie.com/

A tall woman and a small man walked down the street one late morning in a town in New Hampshire. They looked confused and weathered and people stared at them as they passed by. She picked up a… Read More

Waking

Melting Men (detail), Nele Azevedo

Illustration: “Melting Men” (detail), by Nele Azevedo We held hands in my dream, in the waking sleepwalk I call living. We held hands and you explained the lightness in your touch — you were dead. It seemed so… Read More

Towards

Art: Paleolithic steppe bison, Cave of Altamira, Spain. It was only when the third sun rose and the heat became unbearable that she stopped. As the ritual of sun set began, she crawled from under the grasses and… Read More

Extractions

The full body scan announced cancer in her lower left quadrant. She took the handheld and found the almost imperceptible node deep in her shin. The last one had been in her knee and her thigh before that…. Read More

Hopscotch

Leona Lee and Yun Yoo drew a hopscotch course on their sidewalk. Leona offered, “Why not double it?” Yun countered, “Triple!” They drew around their block and, as they were pointed that way, they continued north, through Canada,… Read More