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Have You Ever Looked At A Walnut Shell, Matthew E. Davis Jan 2020

Have You Ever Looked At A Walnut Shell, Matthew E. Davis

The Tuxedo Archives

Have you ever looked at a walnut shell… all up close and personal I mean. You get so close your eyes crawl into the grooves until they become gorges and then the rest of your body follows in.


For The Boy Who Broke, Yvonne Bamba Jan 2020

For The Boy Who Broke, Yvonne Bamba

The Tuxedo Archives

You were the boy who broke.

Broke into laughter. Broke into song.

Broke into a smile.

Broke into brokenness.

You had this terrible habit of breaking things, especially people.

Especially yourself.


Excerpt From Jaki's Tale, Kayla K. Etheridge Jan 2020

Excerpt From Jaki's Tale, Kayla K. Etheridge

The Tuxedo Archives

We cooked macaroni and cheese. It was the perfect time to have a girls’ night. Candace loved to stir the block of butter, milk and packaged cheese in the pot once I finished draining it.

“Okay,” she grunted. “It’s done, Mommy.”

She walked over to the sink and washed her hands. I plucked a noodle from the pot and licked the cheese from my fingertips.

“Get the lemonade,” I told her.

I picked up the pot and separated it into three bowls while Candace filled two glasses with lemonade. “Grab some napkins.”

“I got them,” she answered. “Come on ...


Book Review For Caribou, Emily Moran Jan 2020

Book Review For Caribou, Emily Moran

The Tuxedo Archives

No abstract provided.


A Letter To A Future Bridezilla Jan 2020

A Letter To A Future Bridezilla

The Tuxedo Archives

No abstract provided.


You Would Do Anything, Kevin Coates Jan 2020

You Would Do Anything, Kevin Coates

The Tuxedo Archives

You are driving on the interstate, and your daughter says, “Look, Mommy! A polar bear!”

You are not so far gone that you think it really can be a polar bear, but you can not in that split second think of much else that it could be.

“A polar bear?” you say, stalling.

“Polar bear, polar bear, what do you hear?” she says.

You remember vaguely that those are the lines of a book you read to her at night. You don’t know what the polar bear hears. What do polar bears hear? You imagine white noise, winds filled ...


The Bone Train, Pamela Livingston Jan 2020

The Bone Train, Pamela Livingston

The Tuxedo Archives

Standing inside the shadow of the dying gum tree, Gadje counted the curses. There must be one for every misshapen god Ashtong’s coffins had offended and the train of coffins was long. Very long.

Brittle bone prayers swayed, clicking in the crisp breeze that broke through the branches of gum forest everywhere but where Gadje stood. He only had to toss some bone dust into the wind and mumble his request to make the wind god understand, they had worked around each other for many years. Crushing the shards of broken prayers in his palm, Gadje refilled the stiff ...


Seven Taverns To The Schoolhouse, Ellen Six Jan 2020

Seven Taverns To The Schoolhouse, Ellen Six

The Tuxedo Archives

The day that I was born my parents looked at me and said, “You will go to college,” a noble ambition to fulfill when you are only two hours old. To both of my parents, who had emigrated from Lithuania, education was the magic key that would free me from the life that they had to live.

Mother had received only three years of schooling. She was third daughter in a family that would have twelve children; six would live and six would die. She learned to read and write but that was enough for a girl who was needed ...


One Page Sentence, Kevin Coates Jan 2020

One Page Sentence, Kevin Coates

The Tuxedo Archives

I knew it wasn’t going to be easy, and by easy I mean a piece of cake, a cake walk, even though the one time I had actually tried to make a cake from scratch, it was not all that easy – in fact, it was one of the hardest things I did during my four years in college – making an orange sponge cake that baked into a hideous color, a color like the left over snack bags in the dollar aisle at Wal-Mart after Halloween, when all of the candy is fake fruit shapes and all of the children ...


Old Woman, Erina Lynch Jan 2020

Old Woman, Erina Lynch

The Tuxedo Archives

She sits across from me in all her purpleness. Same table, same drinks on the table. Each and every day the same. Three drinks each day at 11:45A.M. – one venti caramel frappucino, one venti mocha with whip and one grande iced coffee. She isstrange. The drinks, ordered together, sit on the table slowly being sucked dry as the old woman holds court at her two-seater, window, table for hours. She is strange, arriving at the local McDonald’s version of a coffeehouse referred to as Starbucks on her purple beach cruiser bicycle that is seriously tricked out in ...


Digressing, Kylie Walsh Jan 2020

Digressing, Kylie Walsh

The Tuxedo Archives

James sat up when Death knocked on the door. He was there to collect James the way children collect laughter. James opened the door; he was not very bright with things like this.

When he was younger his sister smashed a vase over his head after his provokings grew into gaping creatures. After numerous X-rays and MRIs the doctors told them all, “We looked at his head, there’s nothing there.”

Much amusement among the brothers and sisters at this. He could do Calculus problems in his head and tell you about wars that your great-great-great-grandparents fought in when they ...


Dandelion, Jane Muir Greene Jan 2020

Dandelion, Jane Muir Greene

The Tuxedo Archives

The old man was hunched over his walker on the garden path, having a tug of war with the wheels of his walker and the pea gravel that barely delineated the pathways in the overgrown, weed strewn expanse of planting beds that hinted of a former hey-day. He was a short man whose middle had increased with every decade, now giving him an egg shaped profile, a ridiculous outline for such a dignified person, dressed in a three-piece suit with a white carnation in his button-hole, a uniform he had worn every day since he first started at the law ...


Things My Father Taught Me, Casey Waits Jan 2020

Things My Father Taught Me, Casey Waits

The Tuxedo Archives

They say every man grows up to be his father. I’m pretty sure they say the same thing about women too. They also say how life is all about the little things. The devil is in the details and what have you; body language, facial expressions, clothing, ticks, mannerisms, habits, speech patterns, sayings, tones, opinions, and patterns. These are what make up a person. These are what make up me. I learned them from my dad.


Futile Attempts, Melissa Graveson Jan 2020

Futile Attempts, Melissa Graveson

The Tuxedo Archives

I don’t know why I remember waking up one morning, and getting ready to go to the mall when I was five years old. The morning started just as so many others had. I crawled out of my bed, reluctant to leave the warmth, and comfort, it provided. Soon after I made it over to the dresser, where I found an outfit to wear. The shirt and pants I put on were indicative of a child’s wardrobe. These items were not unique, or original, by any means. Having put on traditional children’s clothes I then moved onto ...


8 Weeks, Aiyana Beck Jan 2020

8 Weeks, Aiyana Beck

The Tuxedo Archives

I get to his office tired. My prefect dark ringlet curls dripping wet from the rain. I start to his office not paying attention to the fact that his secretary is trying to stop me.

“Miss Brown,” his secretary is saying, “he is on a conference call right now. If you wait I can let him know you are here.”

“I don’t have time to wait David.”

“Miss Brown,” he shouts at me, but I am already at the door to Joe’s office.

As I walk in, I swallow hard.

“So we are going to build this building ...


Text By Mus, Mustafa Abubaker Oct 2019

Text By Mus, Mustafa Abubaker

Graduate Scholarly Works

This is why I have created a Twitter bot to generate interactive thread-based creative writing in the form of short stories called Text By Mus as my interactive media project in the graduate level course Web Content Development: Writing for Interactive Media PRWR 6850 instructed by Dr. Sergio Figueiredo. The account features “choose your own adventure” stories written in the literary fiction style. I would like to use the Twitter bot to combat the mass-market production of what is called literature in lieu of digital fiction being just as good as classical, all-time great fiction. This project presents a software ...


Looking At Shadows: Four French Texts In English Translation, Kalena M. Hermes Jun 2019

Looking At Shadows: Four French Texts In English Translation, Kalena M. Hermes

World Languages and Cultures

This project present four French texts in English translation that share the theme of loss. This theme is perhaps one of the most poignant and relevant; loss is an experience that every human will encounter, and as people we continue across time to grapple with what it means for us and how to deal with it. These four texts will bring the perspectives of four authors to light in English. When we study how other countries and cultures deal with common human issues, we are able to gain new views on these issues. This project will make these texts accessible ...


Giiwe, Skyler Kuczaboski May 2019

Giiwe, Skyler Kuczaboski

I2

No abstract provided.


Satori 2019, Winona State University May 2019

Satori 2019, Winona State University

Satori Literary Magazine

No abstract provided.


The Amygdala Era: Emotion And Experience In Memoir, Meagan Shelley Apr 2019

The Amygdala Era: Emotion And Experience In Memoir, Meagan Shelley

Senior Honors Theses

Amygdala Era is a culmination of short memoirs and brief poetry designed to express a stream of consciousness state of emotion over logic. The work utilizes base, primal parts of the mind such as happiness, sadness, and fear, and dissipates into the emotion and memory that is experienced daily. This is achieved through a focus on creative writing theory including stream of consciousness, interior monologue, and free indirect discourse. Amygdala Era synthesizes the techniques, strategies, and methodology of these three theories by examining past literary examples from world history. Analysis of the targeted market for Amygdala Era is detailed based ...


Saga Vol. 82 / 2018-2019, Melissa Conway, Stephanie Tillman Apr 2019

Saga Vol. 82 / 2018-2019, Melissa Conway, Stephanie Tillman

SAGA Art & Literary Magazine

No abstract provided.


The Molloy Student Literary Magazine Volume 16, Damian Hey Ph.D., Meghan Bevan, Kathryn O'Brien, Kelly Farragher, Erica Brienza, Natalie Pecoraro, Kristina Scheid, Mary Corbett, James Branker Apr 2019

The Molloy Student Literary Magazine Volume 16, Damian Hey Ph.D., Meghan Bevan, Kathryn O'Brien, Kelly Farragher, Erica Brienza, Natalie Pecoraro, Kristina Scheid, Mary Corbett, James Branker

The Molloy Student Literary Magazine

The Molloy Student Literary Magazine, sponsored by Molloy College’s Office of Student Affairs, is devoted to publishing the best previously unpublished works of prose, poetry, drama, literary review, criticism, and other literary genres, that the Molloy student community has to offer. The journal welcomes submissions, for possible publication, from currently enrolled Molloy students at all levels. All submitted work will undergo a review process initiated by the Managing Editor prior to a decision being made regarding publication of said work. Given sufficient content, The Molloy Student Literary Magazine is published twice annually in Spring and Fall.


What If I Don't: Episodes From Her Life., Emmanuella Okoli Jan 2019

What If I Don't: Episodes From Her Life., Emmanuella Okoli

Senior Projects Fall 2019

Senior Project submitted to The Division of Languages and Literature of Bard College.


Bones I Found In The Garden, Alena Indigo Anne Sullivan Jul 2018

Bones I Found In The Garden, Alena Indigo Anne Sullivan

Stonecoast MFA

This collection is a volume of small, intimate moments portrayed in both poetry and prose. Rather than grand, operatic plots telling convoluted stories, this work speaks of the magic in simple things, looking in at personal (and often difficult) moments—the process of finding the beauty in ugly things, finding the crumbs of human emotion that slip through the cracks—lending them the attention they are due but often fail to receive. This collection digs up potsherds of childhood trauma, bones of old romances, and ghosts of things that will never be, all presented to the reader through the lens ...


Seven Dollars, Mari Hall Apr 2018

Seven Dollars, Mari Hall

The Oval

Also includes visual art: "Map" by Mary McCormick.


That Old Hag, Emma Mcmullen Apr 2018

That Old Hag, Emma Mcmullen

The Oval

Also includes visual art: "Arms" by Mary McCormick.


No Daydreams In Terre Haute, Brennan Deboer Apr 2018

No Daydreams In Terre Haute, Brennan Deboer

The Oval

No abstract provided.


The Oval, 2018 - Staff Issue Apr 2018

The Oval, 2018 - Staff Issue

The Oval

No abstract provided.


Tyger Tiger, Michael Edwards Apr 2018

Tyger Tiger, Michael Edwards

The Oval

Also includes visual art: "Sparrow" by Luke Larkin.


Sea Turtle Sagebrush, Katherine Rasmussen Apr 2018

Sea Turtle Sagebrush, Katherine Rasmussen

The Oval

Also includes visual art: "Jewel" by Mary McCormick.