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Nana painted a furious ocean

by Sophie Hoss

Sophie Hoss loves the ocean and is in bed by 9pm every night. She is currently pursuing an MFA in Creative Writing and Literature from Stony Brook University, and her fiction and poetry have appeared in BOMB, The Baffler, The LA Review, Identity Theory, and elsewhere. She reads for Fractured Lit and is a contributing editor for The Southampton Review. Her work has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize, and her mini-chapbook “Little Divinities”—forthcoming publication with New American Press—was the runner-up for the 2023 MAYDAY Poetry Prize. You can read more of her work at

Lead image: “beach beside wide body of water during daytime” (Photo by Ruslan Valeev on Unsplash)