Rock Salt Journal Spring 2023

“Most of the large bird’s feathers had been stripped off, but frozen near the tips of its wings was a sparse collection peppered with short black dashes. Gnarled black talons looked to be grasping for some invisible prey but were tangled in fishing line. The owl’s head was cocked backwards, and its dark, clouded eyes gawked with a startled, pained expression; the blunt, ash-colored beak was frozen mid-screech. If not terrible enough, there was a hole in its distended chest, a red heart-shaped opening just a few inches wide…”

READ: Anatomy of a Snowy Owl