The Best Short Story I Read in a Lit Mag This Week: “Brought to Shore” by Nicholas Olson

Patients with terminal conditions face many difficulties outside of the symptoms themself. In “Brought to Shore” (SmokeLong Quarterly), Nicholas Olson explores a family struggling through the emotional realities of a parent living on borrowed time. Olson opens the story with a memory of a camping trip with the narrator’s unnamed father and brother. “When I…