New Fiction From Annalemma

Halfway to Noah Means
By J.A. Tyler

Halfway to Noah means that the boards he is using are working and the garden is getting its water and the moss and mold starting to build on the underside of the ark, the places where he began and what the ship has grown from, is becoming a deep and moveable root. Noah sees more birds today and knows that they know that halfway is closer to floating than any broken open roof or half moon that they will otherwise find. This is a flood and the deer pastured behind Noah’s working arms are waiting. They have felt the rain and the jarring of the earth when mechanized earthquakes shook each city to its bottom drawers. They know that this ark and Noah are the way to find new land, are the way to lift their hooves until the water has receded… (read the rest at Annalemma)


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