Cover Photo: This illustration shows a white house sitting on a bluff overlooking a river. In the river, we see a women's face painted amongst the waves. The color palette is blue, purple, green, and gray.
Illustration by Sirin Thada for Catapult

Nor Let the Deep Swallow Me Up

This, I knew, was no mere dream: At long last the flood had come to cleanse this preposterous city.




Bo Lewis's short stories have appeared in the Oxford American, New England Review, Story magazine, and elsewhere. Born and raised in the south, he studied in Ireland and worked as an adventure tour guide in Cambodia before settling in New York, where he has spent the last eleven years teaching high school English and special ed. He is currently revising a novel.