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Fiction Issue #19

An Unknown Place

By Evan D. Williams, with illustrations by Meredith C. Bullock
 
 

It was the afternoon of the first moon landing and John D. Hinepaw Junior hunched in the loam of his backyard. He searched for chewed leaves on his bean plants and found none and then he blinked toward the fence posts now soft with lichen and resolved he would take no chances with the rabbits this year….
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An Unknown Place

by Evan D. Williams, with illustrations by Meredith C. Bullock

'An Unknown Place' by Evan D. Williams, with illustrations by Meredith C. Bullock
'An Unknown Place' by Evan D. Williams, with illustrations by Meredith C. Bullock
'An Unknown Place' by Evan D. Williams, with illustrations by Meredith C. Bullock
'An Unknown Place' by Evan D. Williams, with illustrations by Meredith C. Bullock
'An Unknown Place' by Evan D. Williams, with illustrations by Meredith C. Bullock
'An Unknown Place' by Evan D. Williams, with illustrations by Meredith C. Bullock

By Evan D. Williams & Meredith C. Bullock

Evan D. Williams’s nonfiction writing has appeared in Number, Antennae, Anamesa, Stillwater, Penned Parenthood, The Chimera Book, American Songwriter, Life in the Finger Lakes, and The Tattler. “An Unknown Place” is his first work of fiction. It is set in his old stomping grounds of rural upstate New York and lower Manhattan; is inspired by the impressionistic prose of Cormac McCarthy and Yvonne Vera; and quotes liberally from the Instructions of Šuruppak, a collection of fatherly aphorisms recorded on cuneiform tablets around 2600 BC.

 

Meredith C. Bullock is a self-taught process-inspired painter, entrepreneur and creative business coach. Founder of A Beautiful Retreat, Meredith is passionate about sharing her own personal story, creative discoveries, and what she’s learned through launching her own creative businesses to help other creatives to achieve their dreams. Meredith is originally from upstate New York and currently lives in Nashville, Tennessee with her husband. Most days you can find Meredith in her studio painting abstract artwork or in the community teaching creative and business classes.