In Tributaries, as a man stacks rocks to alleviate the threat of flooding to his garden, his neighbours trickle by—as his life has done—towards an unknown end.
“Classically structured, precise, and empathic, Burch’s poignant portrayal of a father and husband unmoored by solitude proves that decency can be a superpower.” —Leland Cheuk
“Platypus is publishing some of the most compelling short stories being written—stories that engage your intellect yet also twist your gut. These rich fictions lure you in until you find you are reading a far more devastating story than the one you started.” —Elise Blackwell
(ePub version, approx. 17 pages)