Dylan Meconis by Chris Higgins

Award Winners

New Worlds: An Essay by 2020
PNBA Award Winner Dylan Meconis

Like many children who suffer from an abundance of imagination and a shortfall of social skills, I was always on the lookout for a door into a more magical world. Narnia, Middle Earth, Starfleet, Sherwood Forest– I wasn’t picky. Anywhere with spaceships, swordfights, or telepathic dragons would do. Reality stubbornly refused to provide me with the longed-for portal, stranding me in the eccentric but disappointingly literal world of early 1990s Seattle. Halloween, the Fremont Solstice Parade, and my grandmother’s subscription …

Jan 17, 2020

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