Eugene Morgulis’s story “My Last Summer at Camp Unterlaken” was published in Metaphorosis on Friday, 11 November 2016.
The setting of the story is based on Camp Interlaken in Northern Wisconsin, which I attended every summer as a boy. The lake was freezing, so the counselors would joke that there were motion activated heating coils beneath the surface, and we had to jump in so they could warm up the water. The story takes that rumor, as well as other trappings and rhythms of camp life, and twists them into an adolescent horror tale that’s moody, mysterious, and shocking.
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