Kerry Rose Graning is a writer and archaeologist from Mississippi. Her work has appeared in the Bitter Southerner, Hakai, and 1843, among other publications. She is currently at work on a collection of nonfiction stories about encounters with cockroaches.
An essay from the Place Issue
When the locals are asked about the island’s history, they talk of pirates and Victorian-era seaside resorts, of fish, oaks, and oleander trees, and of storms and disappearing land. They never talk about surfers.