Tag Archives: violence

Popular Mechanics

He following is in response to Raymond Carver‘s “Popular Mechanics.” In this minimalistic piece of fiction, a couple fight over their child—they are splitting up and both want custody so they play tug-a-war with the baby until it seems like … Continue reading

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The Inventory From A Year Lived Sleeping With Bullets

The following is in response to Brian Turner’s “The Inventory From A Year Lived Sleeping With Bullets.” This piece of flash prose is filled with tension. All the images of war—rifles, pieces of brain on the dashboard, torture fragments—keeps the … Continue reading

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The Wars We Inherit (Part 2)

The following is in response to Dr. Lori E. Amy’s book “The Wars We Inherit: Military Life, Gender Violence, And Memory” continuing from a pervious post “The Wars We Inherit (Part 1).” For years Lori was haunted by her dreams, … Continue reading

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Quotes from The Wars We Inherit

The following are some of the awesome quotes from Dr. Lori E. Amy’s book “The Ware We Inherit: Military Life, Gender Violence, and Memory.” “I am split, divided into two being: one who is afraid of the monsters in the … Continue reading

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His Oyster

The following is in response to Roland Flint‘s “His Oyster.” This fun piece of flash prose sheds new light on the old adage “the world is your oyster.” The tension in the piece is obviously that “He” is unable to … Continue reading

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Muhammad Ali’s Fighting Words

The following is in response to an article published in Quarterly Journal of Speech, volume 97, in 2011 entitled Muhammad Ali’s Fighting Words: The Paradox of Violence in Nonviolent Rhetoric—written by Ellen W. Gorsevski and Michael L. Butterworth, colleagues in the Department … Continue reading

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