Cover Photo: Ryan Christodolou via Unsplash
Ryan Christodolou via Unsplash

Who Agrees That Swimming in the Ocean Is Scary?

It was like a disaster movie, the quiet moment before the asteroid lands. “Swim!” he yelled, but it was too late for me.

Rehoboth Beach, Delaware; 33 years old




let the water hold me down.


Katy Hershberger is a writer in New York. She holds an MFA in Nonfiction from The New School and her work has appeared on, the LA Review of Books, Bustle, The Rumpus, and elsewhere. Find her on Twitter @katyhersh.