From the Editors
What gives light must endure burning. —Viktor Frankl
We open our second season of Waterwheel Review with three beautifully quiet pieces… that burn. No, that’s not quite right. They do something more satisfying—they settle deeply into what is burning off. Burning out. In Heather McClelland’s “Prognosis Blue,” color and shape disappear into unfiltered light; in Phebe Jewell’s “Surfacing,” the need to escape dissipates into fog over water; in “canyon market,” Rex Wilder writes into what is, finally, truly ripe. These pieces remind us of all the ways we burn. How much we can’t help wanting more color, more space, more time. It’s a new year for Waterwheel Review—nine issues of MORE. We’ll be showcasing every joyous piece of writing that comes our way.
—Claire, Suzanne, Cheryl
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