Elsewhere, We Became #5

Ellie looked for home and she made one in the arms of a French man. His accent drove her wild, his cologne a faint promise that clung to her clothes, in her bed, on her skin. She loved him, in every way a 22 year-old red-headed stripper from Baltimore could love a client. Years passed […]

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Wordy Wednesdays

As I was writing PCSR, I struggled because I wanted to use words that brought my world to life. I felt myself resorting to words like “rough” or “glowing” to describe what I was seeing in my head but I felt these words were lacking. This is why it’s important, in my opinion, for every […]

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6 Ways To Improve Your Writing

10 Steps to Becoming a Better Writer Write. Write more. Write even more. Write even more than that. Write when you don’t want to. Write when you do. Write when you have something to say. Write when you don’t. Write every day. Keep writing.” ― Brian Clark I  recall a conversation I had with an […]

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Elsewhere, We Became #1

My little sister, Lena, was sound asleep. I could hear her breathing softly, her nose making tiny whistles as she rolled to her side, gathering her arms and legs into her chest. Her hands were curled into fists as she gripped the blankets possessively. Her long, dark chestnut hair tangled around her face but it […]

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Q&A with Author Daniel Lowe

Daniel Lowe teaches writing at the Community College of Allegheny County in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and received his MFA in fiction writing from the University of Pittsburgh. His fiction and poetry have appeared in West Branch, The Nebraska Review, The Montana Review, The Wisconsin Review, The Writing Room, The Bridge, The Paterson Literary Review, Ellipsis, Blue Stem, […]

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Q&A with Emily Rodgers

Emily Rodgers is a Pittsburgh-based adjunct English professor at AI, Duquesne University, and the Community College of Allegheny County. Outside of her role as an instructor, Rodgers is a musician who is both singer and songwriter in Emily Rodgers Band. She has been praised by NPR All Songs Considered, The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Burgh Sounds, Pittsburgh City-Paper, […]

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The Great Blue Nothing

There’s a place by the sea, Where the Earth drops off suddenly, Swallowed whole by the great blue nothing. You said God made it for you And me. I waited there, hair dancing wildly in the wind. I promised you I’d never come again. You asked, “What could we possibly gain?” I waited until you […]

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