Winter 2024

Heirloom Recipe

Eric Pak 1.     Visit the market past the bamboo stalks where azaleas cling to thin air and swindlers grift the crowd. 2.     Among the distant chatters and leaking floors, pick out the Napa from the vendor with calloused hands. 3.    When you reach home, wash the Napa with water, careful not to… Read More Heirloom Recipe

Mama and Papa

Cydney Hope Brown Mama and Papa Inspired by the Life of Septima Poinsette Clark*  My father was born a slave, you know on the Joel Poinsette plantation near Georgetown, South Carolina As a young man, he had to walk the white man’s children to school every morning They learned to read but he could barely… Read More Mama and Papa


Emily Gordon Emily Gordon is a senior studying Mechanical Engineering and Design. She enjoys bridging the gap between technical realism and creative freedom.

Seasonal Offerings

Thrinav Sathya “Well, really, there’s only one man in this world who is capable of killing me. And as I’ve decided to delay my inevitable suicide, for all intents and purposes, now, there are zero. ”  – the assassin known as Seasonal, recorded in a self-evaluation report to the Syndicate, August of 2019    From… Read More Seasonal Offerings

An Aegean Prayer

Eric Pak An Aegean Prayer After Ocean Vuong and Lydia Wei   I celebrate my tenth birthday           by shuffling towards my father’s body                  planted in the sand. Appa do you remember me?                    … Read More An Aegean Prayer

Scrap Metal

Eliza Tucker A few miles out from Route 82 in the low glow of dusk, two men descended on Bell Lane Church in a quiet fury. Having grown up in Clanton, Alabama, Jude and his younger brother Petey knew the church well–they had snickered during sermons and pulled faces at each other from across their… Read More Scrap Metal

Leaving the nest

Adelaide Ray Young Adelaide Ray Young is a senior Theatre major from Colorado. She is a screenwriter, director, and actress interested in research based screenwriting and the overlap of psychology and film. Her project “With Bird” is sponsored by The Pritzker Pucker Studio Lab for the Promotion of Mental Health via Cinematic Arts.

Bumble Bea

Alijah Hill He looked like he was maybe still half alive. Or she. I think most bees are Hes if they aren’t the queen, and God, I hoped this wasn’t the queen; the queen of bees going out alone, limp on the concrete. There would be no reason. So I convinced myself it was a… Read More Bumble Bea

Preemptive Grieving

for Nonna Maggie Munday Odom We stand at the window and watch the neighborhood go by. The petunias you planted perch on the sill and frame our view, a postcard of a North Carolina spring. It is late morning and our gentle hands embrace our lukewarm coffee cups. We wake up slowly and the world… Read More Preemptive Grieving

In Suspension

Jessica Vallan Jessica Vallan is a fourth year RTVF & ATP student from Oakland, CA. Her work is born out of her fears of forgetting and being forgotten, and she wonders just how long Vienna will actually wait.