Johnson County Library is pleased to announce that Ian James Fannin-Hughes has won our writing contest on the theme of Oceans of Possibility with his piece "All You Wanted Was the Ocean."
Ian is an environmental scientist, grower of too much okra, father of human children, and an aspiring fiction writer from the Kansas side of the Blue River Watershed.
All You Wanted Was the Ocean
You wouldn't shut up about the ocean, either of you.
Long before we set the trip in stone, before we showed either of you on a map, before you understood that the ocean was horizon-spanning, endless water