Fiction

Grace Kelly, Revisited

Burroway Prompt p.55 I don’t normally dress this way but I’m trying desperately to look older. I’m not sure exactly what he likes about me but I’ve gotten his attention somehow and I intend to keep it...

Playwriting

In Agua Dulce, We Dance

Transcript of Act I only- Approx. 25 minutes Characters: Mamá: Mother of the four sisters. Lives in Agua Dulce, impoverished. The sisters financially support her. Anti-Noriega. Josefina “Fini”(22): Se...

Free Write

Namesake

According to most online namesake authorities, Natalie means nativity. This of course is ironic, given that I haven’t stepped foot in a church in over eight years. And yet, I remember how evocative th...

Poetry

Growing Pains

By this time your skin has gotten rougher and you’re trying to swallow back that bitter taste in your mouth. Maybe now the ceases around closed fists have deepened, from all the times you’ve held on a...

Poetry

The Burbs

We exist in dimly lit suburban rooms Antiques with minuet dust collection Windows that reflect back the life within Smatterings of push pinholes in walls Testaments to the images of idols Tacked to th...

Essay

Why Jane Austen?

Let’s face it: Jane Austen is the Queen of Happy Ever After. And, with her seamless blending of romance and comedy, each penned piece is the work of pure, rom-com perfection. Jane Austen’s work, howev...

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