HONORABLE MENTION: Foundling Review's 50-word fiction contest, Pachaas.



She collects cold-layered charcoal, rusted red saprolite, dry golden grass and spring
gully moss. She mills each tint between soft marble boulders. She stirs in the dew.
Her finger on rolling madrona skin is the tender growth of redwoods; is fog flowing
to seas; is exalting wide canyons after wildfires.

Trayle Kulshan is from the West Coast and currently lives in Cairo, Egypt where she is gestating her first child and wondering where she will end up next.




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