Last week, an intense bout of rain left parts of Belfast under water. A photograph of a man kayaking down the street, a few blocks from where I live, went viral on Twitter (though the water in most parts of town seemed far too swift to breed infection). In another neighborhood, a man used his surfboard to transport trapped neighbors.
But the rain stopped, the queen left town, and the water went back to its usual courses.
This month, Truck is following that water, taking a turn for submersion (and if we're lucky, there will be a bit of subversion along the way too). The theme, interpreted broadly, is mermaids ands sirens. And you can still send submissions to me at email@example.com; I would especially like to see responses to the work that will be posted in the next few weeks.
Even if you don't want to submit something formally, there will be opportunities for creative collaboration coming up. I hope you'll add to the currents.
Elizabeth Kate Switaj
I of July 2012