The Old Man and the Great White Shark

Woodcut of a Great White Shark.

In 2011 my wife and I visited the Monterey Bay Aquarium. We were excited to see the recently caught juvenile Great White Shark. We pushed through the human lemmings and planted ourselves in front of the thick tank glass. Before long, the Great White cruised past us. The creature was beautiful, streamlined like a torpedo with teeth sharp as a saw blade.

We expected to see the shark swimming in an empty tank. Instead, the…

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Loren Kantor

Loren is a writer and woodcut artist based in Los Angeles. He teaches printmaking and creative writing to kids and adults.