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Svalbard is a remote island archipelago lying 830 miles north of the Arctic Circle.  Home to wandering polar bears and an abandoned Russian mining colony, the island is seemingly a place of stasis; a cold war tomb.  But, right underneath the surface rapid change is occurring: here permafrost is melting faster than anywhere on the planet.

"When time seems to rush erratically or plod in slow motion, it’s hard to tell how gone a gone thing is, if remnants of life remain, whether time is linear or time is a loop."

Published in print in Orion Magazine and Terrain Magazine with prose from Guggenheim Fellow, Barbara Hurd.

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