From the Editors
Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask and he will tell the truth. —Oscar Wilde
During our first three seasons, Waterwheel Review existed as a new journal, our attempt to remove genre labels and supplement writing with all the other art we saw fit to print. With the first issue of Season 4, we recognize our longevity and endurance. Time is behind us and in front of us, our constant challenge, our steadfast friend. Season 4 opens with Deborah Adams in “My Bad,” proclaiming, “I can travel any when.” We happily doubt every word that we lap up as we ride a time wave. That wave sends us to a past/future meditation as Michael Waterson (re)introduces us to a laudable flop in “The Conqueror.” Finally, we land in the surreal “Please Advise,” Christine Aucoin’s telling take on what it means to spring from nothing, exist, and suddenly disappear.
—Claire, Suzanne, Cheryl
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