Stacie McCall Whitaker - Stone Coast, Maine

by Tom Coash

Art by Paul Luikart

On an otherwise inconsequential April afternoon four months ago, while strolling along Owls Point Beach in Laurendale, Rhode Island, my wife of twenty-one years, Edith Quarterman—a loving, attractive yet essentially unremarkable marine ecologist and mother of three—transformed, without fair warning or apparent justification, into a pillar of salt. Here is how it happened … (continue reading)

The Prodigal Daughter
by Suri Parmar

issue 7 page
Art by Robert Alexander

Even the most pedestrian legal dispute may rest on a foundation of unprovable or even impossible facts.[1] The following hypothetical is illustrative. Suppose, as a Catholic priest steps into a confessional, his foot breaks violently through the wooden floor, and he incurs a grievous ankle injury—torn flesh, snapped sinews, Commandment-breaking expletives, etc. … (continue reading)