Cover Photo: An image of a shell on a desk
Photographs courtesy of the author

What a Seashell Souvenir Tells Me About Loss

Selfishly, as a writer, I’m also worried about the seasons to come.

You’re not affected yet by the fires up north.

Not yet

What do you have in here, rocks?

Sudden Shower over Shin-ŌhashiA Child’s Christmas in Wales

handed it down


Katie Okamoto's writing has appeared in Catapult, The Atlantic, Eater, TASTE, Metropolis, and BuzzFeed Reader, among other places. She participated in the 2020 Tin House Summer Workshop for non-fiction and memoir and is at work on a book. Formerly, Katie was the senior editor at Metropolis, the architecture and design magazine, in New York City. Find them at