Note: this post is from our friends over at the “Yahara in situ” blog:
Meet Sally Younger. She won our first ever Our Waters, Our Future writing contest, which sought short, sci-fi stories about positive futures for water and people in south-central Wisconsin.
Younger’s first-place story, “Antigone Lupulus,” will make its debut in Madison Magazine’s June issue, and is already available online. It is about a young woman learning to manage a hops farm in the Yahara Watershed amid the challenges brought by a changed climate.
If you are curious about some of the other stories we received, check back in with us each day this week, as we will be showcasing a few of the finalists.
But, today, get to know Younger, a Madison native and technical writer by trade. We asked her a few questions about her inspiration for the story and what value she found in the exercise of imagining the future of our water.
Tell us a little bit about your connection to water.
SY: As a terrestrial lifeform I don’t get very far without it. As a Madison native, Lake Mendota is my north star. The four lakes orient me, shape my path; time and the seasons are reflected on their faces. Monona, the closest to my home, perhaps takes pride of place. After 25 years together I’ve discovered she never looks the same two mornings in a row. Continue reading “Guest Post: Q & A with “Our Waters, Our Future” Fiction Contest Winner”