The Spit

A nice view of the fishing island, from across “the spit.” The spit is a bridge of gravel connecting the island to the mainland. During low tides, you can walk across the spit and be on the mainland of Kodiak island. During high tide, however, the spit is covered with water, boats and skiffs can pass over it. This picture is from low tide.

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Jonathan Erdman

Writer. In the summers, I live and work in the incredible state of Alaska, in the bush community of McCarthy, as the Executive Director of the Wrangell Mountain Center. When not in McCarthy, you'll typically find me in the Santa Cruz Mountains of California, writing and working with local activists. My primary writing project right now is a novel set in remote bush Alaska, of the magical realism genre wherein an earnest and independent young woman finds a mysterious radio belonging to her grandmother, a device that has paranormal bandwidth and a disturbing ability to mess with one's mental stability.

4 thoughts on “The Spit”

  1. The Spit as metaphor: sometimes we are isolated, sometimes connected; the tide comes in and it goes out again. There’s probably even a haiku here if we worked on it a little.


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