Category: Prose

4 Love Stories, Summer 2020

by Eric Ponce, Prose Staff, Class of 2022 Rapture David Estrella. Mexican-Jewish, really wonderful cultural intersection, with the different attitudes of both peoples—mix of confused infatuation with and crippling fear of death, a veiny, gimcrack pride, a litany of complexes, not all of them detrimental to his well-being and general success, a demonstratively suppressed sexuality—and…
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The Broadest Possible Book Recommendation List!

By Grace Billman, Layout Editor Here it is: Books you read as a kid! As “adults,” we’re constantly recommended books to further our learning and personal growth and to expand our understanding of some hot button issue – which is great! Except when it’s exhausting. Sometimes, you don’t want your reading to feel like more…
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How To: Find Home (Corona Edition)

By Laiba Fatima, Prose Editor When school ended prematurely in early March, my boyfriend and I decided to stay through the end of the semester until he bought himself a flight back to South Korea three weeks later. In all fairness, it was a decision we had made together after I had inspired in him…
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Summer, 2011

By Darius Cowan, Managing Editor This is a piece about when summer actually felt like summer instead of whatever this is. This weird period of Zoom meetings and cancelled plans, and staring at the same walls every day. When the black boy with the brown eyes and leaves in his hair and face splattered with…
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The Return to Journaling

Like hordes of introspective individuals before me, I decided to buy myself a journal for quarantine. I have always held journal-writers in high regard. I imagined them gripping a mug of imported chamomile tea and flourishing a fountain pen with the gusto of an enlightened up-and-coming. There they’d sit, minding their own business from the…
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We are now accepting prose, poetry, and art submissions to our 2020/21 magazine!