Zachary Kellian

Zachary Kellian is a writer living in the PNW. He is the editor and co-founder of Orca: A Literary Journal and is the co-host of the podcast: Literary Guise. The cemeteries of Point Pleasant, West Virginia, the setting for his story, hold six generations of his family. You can follow him on social media: @zackellian or visit him at

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homecoming king and queen
Point Pleasant

Hitting up homes peopled by those with nothing much to lose was an easy score. The less you had, the less likely you were to defend it. But this home was different. Its residents had a lot to lose and the will to fight for it.