Nantucket Shuffle

There’s a sort of storytelling where you throw yourself into a place, an event or someone’s life with your recorder running and figure out the narrative as you go. Two stories that exemplify this are “Just Another Fish Story” by Molly Menschel and “Dyana, Goddess Of The Moose Hunt” by Jamie Yuenger. I wanted to do a story like theirs because that was how I’d been living before Transom (sans recorder). I would show up somewhere and figure out how I was going to work, sleep and eat when I landed. So that’s what I did. I had a vague idea about a story involving housing insecurity but no real plan or characters or setting.