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Jenna Heller is an American living in New Zealand. She is currently working on a collection of short fiction and poetry, and seeking publication of her first novel. More of her writing can be found in Poetry NZ, Popshot, *82 Review, and Takahē.


The End of the Beginning

Issue No. 286 ~ March, 2021

It was new ice. Solid at the edges. Thin in the middle. Nicholas slid around the perimeter in his snow boots. Venturing in a little bit and in a little more. It’s fine, he called out. Then hurried back to put his skates on, tightening …