Introduction

The following collection of creative nonfiction is composed from four powerful pieces by both distinguished and up-and-coming authors. Their prose varies stylistically and aesthetically, but each work we selected for this edition of Watershed Review represents a journey inward, giving voice to the often unspoken, but deeply felt connections between people—between fathers and daughters, between mothers and sons. The focus of these pieces range from the meditation on timepieces to the California landscape to the internal workings of the domestic. Ultimately, these works of creative nonfiction do what the genre demands—tell a story, take a risk and show mastery of their craft. We at Watershed Review invite you into the language-rich worlds of each author’s creation.