Published in The Sonder Review
“As the sun settled on the mountains in the distance, I squinted to see Levi, running in a crouch with the barrel of his gun pointing above his head. Ahead of him, I could just spot the caribou standing above the treeless tundra.
KOTZ Radio— “the hottest station in the Arctic”— had announced that the sun was going to set for the first time since summer began, but it would be another month before it dipped low enough, long enough for streetlights to be turned on. New systems for blocking out the midnight sun were frequent topics of conversation among our small group of Park Service seasonals.”