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A Quarterly Journal
Jeffrey Woodward, Founder & Owner
Ray Rasmussen, General Editor

Volume 12, Number 3, September 2018

Ruth Holzer
Herndon, Virginia, USA

Gypsy’s Bakery & Restaurant

Churchill, Manitoba

chipped plate
under a pile of rice
a pickerel

You’ve taken photos of polar bears and ringed seals on the ice; you’ve seen eider duck and willow ptarmigan, and beluga shining silver-white as they swim upriver from the Bay. But there’s nothing better than stamping the snow off your boots and entering the fragrant, steamy warmth of Gypsy’s. It’s a popular landmark on the main street, run by several generations of the founding family. They call out a welcome, pour you a mug of the best coffee you’ve ever had. You find a seat at one of the common tables among pilots, biologists, and road crews, and order the day’s special, whatever it is.

the train derailed
no bananas



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