Posts Tagged: Loch Ness Monster

Wildlife of Unknown Status


The only way forward when you’re lost in the woods, Frost once wrote, is straight ahead. But where is the Florida jungle straight? ...more

“Black Eyes and Oozing Bullet Wounds”


Liz Wyckoff’s interview with Laura van den Berg for Tin House is a nice complement to our own.

They talk about cohesion in short-story collections, faraway settings, and van den Berg’s collection of ceramic Loch Ness monsters. A preview:

…the women I write about are often seduced by the ugliness and the danger, by the violence or the promise of it—and they often end up paying a steep price for that seduction, in that moment where the promise of violence falls away and the bare, brutal reality of it appears.