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Jimmy Kindree is a queer Minnesotan banjo player, knitter, potter, cheese-maker, and writer teaching English at an international school in Norway. He blogs about writing and the universe every Sunday at


Parable of the Earth’s Crust

Issue No. 278 ~ July, 2020

The ocean reverberated swells and dips, then made skin to shelter in, like bread dough when it’s rising makes a crust, or like surface-ice that buckles from beneath. The skin thickened to a turtle’s shell run through with fissures, through which ocean frothed and cooled, …