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Notes from Chad Peterson, Managing Editor
This quiet story of love and loss really struck a chord with me. The
piece is beautifully delivered, and the understated tone matches the
themes perfectly. There’s something wonderful about how this piece so
perfectly describes the indescribable, and how the narrator seems
forever just on the outside. That discord made the piece work that much
more effectively for me. Really well done.
Comments on "The Car" by Wendy Fox, written Ryan Werner, author of “Trace”
In making room for the unexpected, we must adjust not our
expectations—the old news of the situation—but instead adjust our
outlook. In “The Car,” we see the importance of the present and near
future bearing down hard on a couple who wish to master themselves
separately and together. In the spirit of pioneers, their personal daily
revelations turn beautifully into the possibility of success.