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August 1, 2019

One of my favorite parts of the Netflix hit show, Stranger Things, is the title introduction. The Duffer Brothers wisely opted to fully embrace the aesthetics of the 80’s with their red neon title and ominous score that echoes back to films and shows like Halloween and...

July 11, 2019

Poetry is a playground for language, and for years poets have used words to warp the line between story and art. Edwin Torres offers readers a balancing act between Plato’s Theory of the Forms and Dadaism, hybridizing visual art with the written word. The visualization...

June 13, 2019

 I GREW UP HEARING STORIES ABOUT HIM. Freak, cannibal boy, creep, scrat, and a dozen other names, some creative and some less inspired. When I met him, billions of miles from where his story began, everyone was calling him one thing- the Hermit. Only a few knew him, tr...

March 20, 2019

I am alone, sitting on the floorin my room- ashippingcontainer turned into a habitat- with a binder in front of me. I’m suppose to be studying for my promotion. Everyone else in the platoon won’t be here until tomorrow. They’re back at the JSS in Tarmiyah. It’s a small...

November 12, 2018

“The M4 is a 5.56 mm, magazine fed, gas-operated, air-cooled, semiautomatic or three-round burst, hand-held, shoulder-fired weapon.”

May 23, 2018

Greed is the root of evil, but so is love. A gunslinger makes a deal with a demonic force to save his daughter. Author Ben Longoria creates his own spin on Chaucer's The Pardoner's Tale.

May 18, 2018

Cavanaugh knows what works. He takes you in with the familiar, makes you comfortable, and then offers up a style that is purely his own

March 1, 2018

This year I'm taking another poetry class at UTSA. I've taken a few through the years but recently most of my courses have been focused on prose literature. I've never been good at poetry, but I love it. To me, poetry is a celebration of words. It's a chance to manipul...

November 7, 2017

I remember the birds. Hundreds, maybe thousands, all moving south as winter approaches. The air is cool and the sky slate. Their discordant songs take you back the HEB on Military Drive in San Antonio. Whataburger. You're childhood, back when your grandparents lived on...

October 24, 2017

I want to preface this entry by saying I don't believe I'm particularly good at writing. I don't believe I'm the kind of writer to be analyzed by academics and held in the same esteem as Faulkner or Hawthorne. I wish I was, I truly do, but most creatives are always apt...

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