Welcome to Whiskill Island.  

I want to take a quick break from the usual material culture/built environment chatter to introduce a side-project of mine: The Whiskill Island JournalThe Journal is an ongoing fictional journalism project, inspired by The City Desk and by Snow Falling on Cedars. It is also young, and very much a work in progress.

I invite you to join me as I explore Whiskill Island. I’ll be sketching out its contours and history through bi-weekly updates, posted every Wednesday and Sunday. I’m waiting for the people of Whiskill Island (and its main town, Port Merritt), to tell me what to say. Even a fictional world has its voices.

You can find the Journal at