Cover Photo: Faithful by Caty McGill


A tale of letting go of things not meant for us

My evening run was a bust. I was getting soaked but wasn’t surprised. I had seen the storm clouds looming, felt the wind freshening. Still, I’d ventured out, hoping to get at least a mile or two in before the rains came. It had been a stressful day and I really needed to clear my head so I could start preparing for the weekend. I hadn’t gotten a quarter mile before the skies opened up and turned me back.

Is that… no, it can’t be.


Yeah. Surprise. Lord, give me strength.

You can say that again.

Please, Father, give me patience, I haven’t even heard why she’s here yet.

How could I?

Caty McGill (ne' Nancy Loughlin) is a writer of speculative fiction based on Celtic folklore. Formerly a resident of Nashville,  Caty worked as an Associate Producer on numerous entertainment-news television programs. After returning to Florida, she served as a feature writer for "Sunny Scope" (outdoor sports website) and "Aqua Views" (scuba and watersports website). Her short story "Warren's Box" was featured in "Phoenix" literary journal.  Caty is currently working towards her  MFA in Creative Writing.