Cover Photo: This photograph is a view from above of the Gaasbeek Museum Gardens. Bordered by a low white wall, the gardens are meticulously organized. We see bright flowers, pruned trees, and low beds of vegetables all enclosed in neat, beautiful bordered plots.
Photograph by Eddy Vangroenderbeek/Kasteel Van Gaasbeek

Seedlings, or What Has Been Passed On

Just like plants, we inherit some traits from those who came before us, but when I spend time with my siblings I’m amazed by how different we are.

tatínekHieracium

Mexican writer who has lived in Belgium, Norway and the US. His work has appeared in The Common, The Rumpus, Electric Literature, JMWW, River Teeth, Literal Magazine, among others. He's been shortlisted for the Bridport and Fish prizes, and received fellowships from OMI writers(NY), Societe des auteurs(Belgium), Jakob Sande(Norway), Can Serrat(Spain), and the Three Seas' Council (Rhodes). His second collection of stories was published in 2017, and his work has partially been translated into French and Dutch. He has finished his debut novel in Spanish and is currently looking for representation