Evan Morgan Williams

  Evan Morgan Williams has published over thirty short stories in magazines including Alaska Quarterly Review, Northwest Revew, and Blue Mesa Review. He has stories current or forthcoming in Alimentum, The Fourth River, The Healing Muse, and You Are Here. His website is www.pahoehoe.edublogs.org.

The Archipelago

Five hundred miles from the mainland, obscured by the curve of the earth, the islands of a nameless archipelago dot a patch of blue tarpaulin sea. Barren, old, crumbling, the islands are the only defined points on a watery plain that is as vacant and forlorn as sky.