It’s rare that anyone drifts into the wild. Most people hurtle toward the mysterious territories that lay beyond the borders of their respective norms. Some are driven by curiosity and a sense of adventure, while others are dragged kicking and screaming into the overgrowth. They set out to embrace the unknown or are held captive by it. And that dynamic, between us and the wild, whatever the wild might be, fits the art of writing perfectly.
Issue 9 of Slice celebrates writers that have ventured into the wild—some literally and literarily. Each writer in this issue, the bright new stars and the established greats, took a chance, ventured into uncharted spaces (fictive or real), and recorded their journeys on the page.