Stonecoast MFA in Creative Writing

“The Pallet and the Canvas” by Jaed Coffin, this week on the Stonecoast Faculty Blog

The Pallet and the Canvas

by Jaed Coffin

Penobscot River, LPP

Last week, I had a story assignment that took me to a very small town up north called Passadumkeag (according to the Internet: population 374). On the way north, I drove through Old Town, and had to ask a guy where Route 2 East went. The sign was busted up, and I couldn’t tell which way it was pointing. After he gestured in the right way he asked me where I was from. I told him two hours south.

“A different world down there,” I said.

“Absolutely,” he said.