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ARIANNA SMITH: Looking Back | 50-Word Stories


A year ago, the last ice shelf cracked away from the Antarctic mainland. Online, they pre-eulogized the tidal rhythms, the season cycles, the ocean ecosystem. They set up a countdown.

This week, the iceberg melted. My daughter cried. Why did we try to douse the fire using only our tears?


Arianna Smith lives in California. Her work has appeared in OFIC Mag.

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