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AMERICA: Blood is Spirit

The horror is that we live in an increasingly post-literate society despite the promises of the Enlightenment and related claims of progress. Wrecking statues, rioting, and general mayhem in an attempt to apply coverup makeup to the scars of our past is not progress but an effort to collectively reeducate in the name of a vapid utopia that can never exist in a fallen world. But we don’t have to accept it as inevitable.

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Avalon Manly

SKIN LIKE LIGHTS I went to the funeral on a Tuesday, which I thought was kind of shitty. A Saturday morning funeral, …

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Khanh Ha

A YELLOW ROSE FOR THE SINNER The smell of camphor when I opened the clothes drawers made me stop. Uncle Vinh had …

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Douglas Penick

IN THE SEA OF DREAMS I  As the world was consumed in war, when the outcomes were in no way certain, Wallace …

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Elizabeth Kirschner

THE SHIPWRECKED WORLD As we sailed a small sloop in Chesapeake Bay, Dorothy Heckinger, whose homeliness—modest, unmentionable, was punctuated by pimples that …

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Emily Greenlund

APRIL 16, 2020 The yellow house has red trim and large windows facing the street. From the view at the end of …

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Claire Zajdel

Father Dominic hears confessions on Tuesdays and Thursdays between five and five-thirty. At the same time, a rosary devotion lead by a …

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Luisa Kay Reyes

SORORITY GIRL The shrill screams and shrieks of delight permeated the air of the room as we all opened the small envelopes …