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Essays Issue 1 Nonfiction Prose

On the Moral Responsibility of Repaying Student Loan Debt

Or, How Student Loan Debt Drove My Family into Bankruptcy

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Essays Issue 1

On Process: Coffee, Vinyl, and Work

by Ryan Boddy Most of us agree conceptually that process is of key importance to whatever we do. It’s a common talking point at management seminars, in motivational scrums away from the cubicles, and it’s a fairly typical subject of life-hack blog posts. Yet in our daily lives we don’t often apply principles of process […]

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Cube Houses, Rotterdam

Brianna Keeper Cube Houses Rotterdam 16 x 20 acrylic on canvas 1999 www.briankeeper.com​ Brianna Keeper is a painter in Hunt, Texas.

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Issue 1 Poetry

Salt

by Alex Z. Salinas   I’d read once that Salinas, the surname that graces every form of my identity, was born in the salt mines of old Spain, where many men surely perished. My uncle Henry, though I’d call him tio, was a Salinas if there ever was one, the salt so strong in his […]

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Ode to the Ten Eleven

by Abby Mangel   “Am I not who you thought I would be?” A severe case of monophobia led me to a violet shift of a punk establishment that sat precariously on the river. It was a sacral landmark, a busy locale known to be as self-destructive as the urban shadows packed inside of it. Timidly, […]

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Issue 1 Poetry

Red, White, and Blue

by Amanda Bustos Please take a stand for your red, white, and blue. Take a stand for the land of the greatest, land of the honest, land of the cherished liberty. Freedom for all and above all. Freedom for my sisters and brothers. Freedom to write on this paper and freedom to stand outside the […]

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Editorial

San Antonio Will Never Be Austin

by William O. Pate II San Antonio will never be Austin. San Antonio will never be a “creative class” city because it doesn’t have a 24-hour coffee shop. San Antonio, much like New Orleans, has a bit of an inferiority complex when it comes to viewing our neighbors to the north in Austin. While I […]

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Issue 1 Poetry

She told me that she too had a garden

by E. Scott Alighieri She told me that she too had a garden Here in the the city and asked if I would like to see it? “Yes where is it?” I asked confused “In Defiance” She answered, Taking my hand, as I followed, She pointed out a little tuft of grass in the crack of asphalt parking lot, […]

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Groin Pains: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love my Vasectomy

by M. Galaxy Parker As I approach 40, I realize that I have only two significant things to recommend me as a human being. One is an unusually high credit score. The other is being astoundingly fertile. The high credit score came by way of a confluence of inexplicable events. Or at least I think […]

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Cannabis Can Save the South

by William O. Pate II The South is suffering. The South has long been suffering. Largely rural, states like Alabama and Mississippi have lost out on the rise of the information technology sector. High tech companies don’t tend to flock to even the largest cities — Birmingham, Mobile and the state capital of Montgomery — in the state of […]