Beach Debris_Pat Tompkins

The Pacific coast here is woefully lacking in collectible sea shells, but the tide line is often full of remnants of local life like this, commonplace snails and mussels.

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Pat Tompkins is an editor in the San Francisco Bay Area. Her poems and short fiction have been published in Thema, Nanoism, Mslexia, and other publications; her photos have appeared most recently in Sunlight Press and The Stonecoast Review.