Ah, summer. It’s that glorious time of year when the kiddos are out of school and everyone lives in the water. All over the country, campsites are filled with families spending their days splashing in the river and their nights gathered around the campfire. But as we see in this month’s story, “The Weebies” by Samuel Cole, such family reunions sometimes dredge up the past, and confronting that past can be a harrowing experience. So it is for Walker Weebie, who reunites with his siblings and their children for a fourth of July camping trip. Walker journeys through the weekend like a modern-day Odysseus, and the challenges he faces grow more grueling as the trip nears its end.

So put on your sunscreen, pull up a lawn chair, and grab a Miller Lite from the red cooler next to the tent. It’s time to go camping with “The Weebies.”

–E. Branden Hart, Executive Editor, Empty Sink Publishing