The Fourth River

A journal of nature and place-based writing, published by Chatham University's MFA in Creative Writing Programs

Fiction: “Veyo, Forgotten by the Mormons,” by Ryan Habermeyer

By on October 21, 2016

We were in the tall grasses creeping on finches when we seen mama run down the slope in her Sunday finest and throw herself in the creek. Papa stood there scratching at his hair like he was fixing a nest


Tributaries: “News”

By on October 19, 2016

By Jelle Cauwenberghs A group of children sat huddled like a raft of survivors around a small island tidal with shards of green glass and pottery, their feet behind a stockade of twigs. The sea was left to their imagination.