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Articles by Jerri Jerreat

Jerri Jerreat (she/her) is a writer and environmental activist in Anishinaabe and Haudenosaunee territory, north of Lake Ontario. Her fiction has appeared in the journal Alluvian, Flyway: Journal of Writing & Environment, The Yale Review Online, The New Quarterly, Etched Onyx, and in the solarpunk anthologies Glass & Gardens: Solarpunk Winters and Solarpunk Summers. You can find her at

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Imagine 2200, Grist’s climate fiction contest, recognizes stories that envision the next 180 years of equitable climate progress, imagining intersectional worlds of abundance, adaptation, reform, and hope. Read the 2022 collection here. Or sign up for email updates to get new stories in your inbox.

“I’m fired?” I swallowed. “You’re firing me?” I felt for the desk behind me, held on. 

“Not at all!” boomed my principal. “You’re redundant. Entirely different.”

“Redundant — useless?”

“Redundant — excess. They’re closing the school! Ancient windows, cracked roof, flooded gym, too much! However, here’s a list of school boards with openings. We’ll write you a stellar reference!”

My eyes were wide. I made myself blink. 

On the solarbus home, I thought, how to tell Benni? She’d grown up here, in our big, crazy “family.” Leaving would be terrif... Read more