Acknowledgment of the past is a recurring theme in the 31st anthology, whether it is through relationships, art, or even history. The short story “Chernobyl” takes a close look at a man who blames himself for the horrific tragedy of 1986. “Picasso’s Raincity” visualizes Vancouver through the lens of the renowned Cubist painter. “More Than Death” explores a loving relationship between two sisters, and a devastating incident that follows. “Extraordinarily Ordinary” features a protagonist who confronts the reality of the ‘everyone is special’ rhetoric during a session with her therapist. “The Art of Brewing Chrysanthemum Tea” is an illustrated recipe that meditates on solitude.