Semi;Colon

Writing for me is a lot like…

Writing, for me, is a lot like music. Writing has the same ingredients as a song—rhythm, pacing, flow, and lyrics. Reading something should feel like music to your ears. There are countless of songs that bounce off our heads daily. It rings in our…

February 3, 2016
Semi;Colon

Recipe for Success

During Christmastime when I was 14 years old, the boy I was dating was over at my house helping my family bake cookies. We had baked snickerdoodles and gingerbread, and we were moving on to my favorite peanut butter cookies. My boyfriend, Gary, was…

February 3, 2016
Semi;Colon

what I do to avoid what I need to do

I read a lot of cooking blogs. If you’re a fan of a bad pun, I devour them. My love for recipes and cooking began during my last bout of writer’s block. I like good food just as much as the next person and…

January 27, 2016
Essays

Robert Alexander

Clouds of Swallows The swallows arrive sometime after mid-April and nest along the bluffs. They ignore me as I canoe past, twittering around my head as they leap and spin in search of breakfast, pausing singly or in pairs for a brief moment (resting…

January 20, 2016
Essays

Nickole Brown

The Baby Possum What bothers me is she was beautiful—the possum, that is, young enough to still barnacle to her mother’s back—a baby, really, even though the word seems ill-fit for a hissing thing designed to grow a bite of fifty teeth made to sink…

January 20, 2016
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Essays

Nicole McCarthy

Matrimony in Four Parts 1. Spectacle Ceremony: A rite or observance usually regarded as formal or external; or is it an empty form? Often regarded (and articulated to us) as symbolic or traditional. My Fair Wedding, a television show hosted by famed wedding planner…

January 20, 2016
Semi;Colon

The Ticking Clock of Procrastination

I have one of those terrible sounding clocks that blare’s its alarm like a warning of impending doom. The maroon digital clock radio was a Christmas present from my grandfather when I was 8 or 9 and my brother received a matching one in…

January 20, 2016