Posted in From a previous life..., Ketchikan, Writing Nothing until Something Appears

The Calm Before the Season


And I’m not talking about the Christmas season either. No this is something much different, a little scarier but just as exciting. If you’re guessing Holloween, I’m sorry to tell you that you’re wrong as well. In Ketchikan, the tourist season is like all of the holidays together with twice the anxieties and anticipation. These quiet streets will swell with hundreds of thousands of feet, totebags and cameras. It’s a different kind of fishing, one where the fish are quite fickle. These spring days are quiet but not still as the town prepares for the human hurricane we welcome.


A.E. LaSage In her series of shorts, Behind the Bridge to Nowhere, A. E. LaSage introduced a collection of characters who live their fiction in Ketchikan, Alaska. They continue to live beyond those pages and (with others) appear in new adventures. A bit of a character herself, she enjoys finding the absurd and personal in the ordinary.

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