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Hinterland: An Epilogue

Hinterland: An Epilogue

It has taken me thousands of words and an entire month to figure out what to say about Hinterland coming to an end. By the way, Hinterland is coming to an end. This is a thing you wouldn’t be aware of because I stopped writing here. More on that later.

Here is the moral of the story: I wanted Hinterland to be something it wasn’t. I wanted it to be the new life of spring or the pure joy of summer or the abundance of fall. I did not want it to be winter.

Hinterland was the truest form of Continue reading

Hinterland, Week One: I made a bomb (this is not a metaphor)

Hinterland, Week One: I made a bomb (this is not a metaphor)

You know when it’s late and you turn the lights off and the only thing you can see is this weird greenish black darkness because your eyes haven’t adjusted yet?

That’s what this week was like. Not in the way of total darkness, but more in the way of fumbling around to figure out where all of the furniture is in a room you’d swear you know by heart. One season ended on Friday and a new one began on Saturday and it was kind of like turning the lights off. I didn’t wake up on Saturday morning with a … Continue reading

Hinterland

Hinterland

One night in July when it was stupid hot out, our neighbor invited us to jump in her pool. “Jumping in a pool” rarely sounds like a good idea to me, even if it is still 90 degrees at 8 o’clock at night, but it sounded like one of those quintessential summer things people should do. Night swim: check.

Except instead of jumping in the pool, I stepped into the shallow end and thought about how cold the water felt. I then reevaluated and doubted the decision to be a Person Who Takes A Night Swim every slow step of … Continue reading