• Recall

    It was a quiet, unassuming Thursday afternoon when Gloria set out down the driveway to fetch her mail. It was a task she had taken to completing only once or twice a week, as opposed to the everyday trek she used to make only a few months earlier. She stood by her mailbox, leaning against …

  • Collapse

      The Empire State Building was falling. Dan and I, wrapped in an ancient stained afghan, watched the blast from the comfort of our sofa; a series of eight beautifully choreographed explosions, each detonating thousands of tons of nitroglycerin which set the walls caving, crumbling as millions of pounds of concrete and steel were forced …

  • “Captain Brown and the Royal Victoria Military Hospital” by Melissa Pritchard

    In “Captain Brown and the Royal Victoria Military Hospital,” Melissa Pritchard introduces us to the life of Captain Brown, an American surgeon sent to rehabilitate one of Britain’s most spectacular “architectural disasters.” Spanning sixty some pages, the story gently eases us into life at the Royal Victoria Military Hospital, where Captain Brown prepares for an …

  • “A Stubborn Desire” by Maud Casey

    In “A Stubborn Desire,” Casey deftly weaves personal, scientific, and literary anecdotes into well framed essay.  She studies (and reflects) on how individuals like the wandering Dadas, the filmmaker Herzog, and writers Kosztoláyani, Babel, and Millhauser proceed in searching for, or creating a sense of wonder and awe.  We span hundreds of years and thousands …