Hannah Pass

Hannah Pass grew up in central Wisconsin, and currently lives and writes in Portland, Oregon. She’s a MFA student at Pacific University. Her stories have been nominated for DZANC Best of the Web 2011, StorySouth Million Writers Award 2009, and she was a finalist for Glimmer Train’s Best Start 50. Hannah is a Nonfiction Editor at Silk Road Review and an assistant for the Tin House Writers Workshop. She’s a co-host for poetry series, SLEEP.


By Hannah Pass

She said, “Drink it,” and I asked, “What is it?”

Karen was holding a glass stein, her mother's German crest peeking out just below her pinky. “A remedy,” she said. “Just drink.” We were sailing on our honeymoon and I was feeling a bit seasick.