Dear Flying Island Readers: Welcome to the 10.21 Edition of the Flying Island Journal! We have three contributors representing poetry, creative nonfiction, and fiction. We hope you enjoy this issue. Be on the lookout for fee-free submissions after the new year! We'd love to see your work. Check back at the end of November for the next issue. Thank you for reading, Flying Island Editors POETRY Eric Chiles, "Watching squash grow" CREATIVE NONFICTION Heather Dawn Frankland, "Retrace" FICTION Susan Kisinger, "A Split-Second, 1962" Follow us! Twitter: @JournalFlying Instagram: @flyingislandjournal Are you a writer who is from the Midwest or has close ties to the Midwest? We'd love to read your work. Submissions info in the tab above.