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A Quarterly Journal
Jeffrey Woodward, Founder & General Editor
Volume 7, Number 3, September 2013


Elizabeth Crocket
Burlington, Ontario, Canada


I stand in my kitchen, waiting for the call to tell me whether my cancer has spread or not. I wonder if I have set my expectations too high, and if that will result in my fall being even greater. The next minute, I am praying for good results, desperately craving the elation and hope that would bring. At last, the shrill of the phone, and I take a deep breath. The nurse tells me that everything's fine, and finally, I exhale.

cloudy day
across the water
a path of sunlight



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