Editor's Note

Each new issue of Storyscape pushes our mission to redefine what it means to tell a “story.” The work in Issue 22 is challenging in its formal structure, like Nandini Bhattacharya’s “State of Nature,” or in its fresh perspective, like Miguel Guerrero Becerra’s “Heading.” Others, like Alexander Lee’s “Tender Ban Chan” find stories in single words, or are introductions to young voices like Emma Rose Gowan’s “sappho in the ghostlands.” I can go on and on, but I’d botch it, lose it, mess it up, because the most important thing about all of the work in this issue is that it can only be told by these authors, in their voices and structures and styles, and any attempt on my part to summarize or capture them wouldn’t do it justice. So instead, I invite you to read through the issue yourself, and read it slowly, with a cool summer beverage, savoring each uniquely placed word.

—Alyssa Songsiridej