Creative Nonfiction

Always

Suvi Mahonen

  Listen to Always:   “I love you always and I forget you sometimes as I forget my heart beats. But it beats always.” Ernest Hemingway     05:05 am. My eyes open. A faint pearly blade of light squeezing past the blind. The distant…

You May See

Karina Cochran

    Each action felt so painfully deliberate. Open the bag of flour, pour the flour in the bucket, drag the garden hose to the bucket, turn the garden hose on. Simple papier-mâché instructions.   Perhaps these actions wouldn’t have been so monotonous if I…

Voicing Pleasure

Christina Brandon

  Listen to Voicing Pleasure:   When I was about 13, I stole my mom’s romance novels and secretly read them in the bathtub. The covers were beautifully jewel-toned but innocuous. They didn’t feature people. The stories were part of Julie Garwood’s historical series. They took…

Snail Love

Rachel Ann Brickner

    Provenence: Submission.   Rachel Ann Brickner is a writer and multimedia storyteller from Pittsburgh. Currently, she’s finishing her MFA in fiction at the University of Pittsburgh where she’s at work on her first novel and a memoir about debt. Her work has previously appeared…

The Bathtub

Andra Emilia Fenton

  He started rotting on a Monday. His belly was full of maggots by Wednesday. They exploded his middle and throat. I smelled him on Thursday. “Like a gas leak or rotten eggs,” I e-mailed the owner of the building. But no one came. By…

Fear and the Web of Knowledge

Daniele C. Struppa, Ph.D.

  I have always been fascinated by ‘fear’. I think it is a powerful emotion, that if it does not paralyze, it can actually embolden to action. This much we know from the fact that fear stimulates the production of epinephrine (also known as adrenaline)…