"Later in the day there was the scent of wet rock and fish scales, fermenting soil and cattails. That smell made me feel old, like I had lived in the town forever, like I was already part of the pond."
That’s the line Glimmer Train
picked from “After Ida,” which won third place in the last Short Story Award for New Writers contest. An early Valentine. Great lines from the first and second place winners, Christopher Marnach and Joseph Chavez, here