Sometimes things are washed up on a beach, sometimes they are washed away.

The borderlines between states show the world at its most captivating, the frontier between the land and the sea, the boundary between life and death.

This haunting and mystical story walks those paths and hints at what we might find there.

“The coast is that never-ending line where sea and land meet. It’s a border state, a margin.

A beach is that and more.

It’s constantly impermanent, becoming more one thing and then the other as time and tide shift.

A beach is sea you can walk on, land that drowns.”

From SILVERBACK, a collection of imaginative short fiction published by Climbing Tree Books. Available in paperback or as an eBook via Amazon and other booksellers.