Several Real Places

From the Editor’s Introduction —

Fossil Lake is a real place.

Actually, Fossil Lake is several real places. There are Fossil Lakes in Wyoming, Oregon, Colorado, North Dakota and Montana. Professor Edward W. Barry of the John Hopkins Institute published a paper on a Fossil Lake in France in 1917. A Fossil Lake was discovered in Darfur, Sudan, in 2007. There’s a Fossil Lake in Australia.

For any one person to attempt to lay claim to it is preposterous. Fossil Lake belongs to us all. It belongs to the world.

And what about the other Fossil Lakes, the ones that exist within our minds? The Fossil Lake of the psyche, of the soul? What might be found buried in those subconscious, sedimentary layers? What might drift in those deep, dark undercurrents?


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