Mindblown: a blog about philosophy.
What Have I Done To You?
This piece was awarded the Reynolds Price Award for Fiction in 2022. We’re going to fall in love, Alex says as we wait for our lattes, and I can tell he really means it. He doesn’t hesitate or even ask me my opinion, so I know he’s serious. He makes all the important decisions on…
The pit bull sniffed at the eyeless fish with a professional disinterest. The first fish had provoked great intrigue and investigation, and the second somewhat less so, but by the third, the whole scene had become routine. The fourth was granted only a perfunctory brush of snout to scale before the dog moved along to…
This piece was an honorable mention for the 2020 American Academy of Poets Prize at Duke University. like a newborn foal—bowlegged, pigeon-toed,drawn in swift slips to the clover-coverof the soft green ground more joint than not, legs buckleknees, knuckle, tiptoearch-fallen, spur-ridden,hoof-cloven, hollow graceless in shape, sinew,slow-stumbling racelesswide-eyed, wet-maned, still slick with womb-water, walking in heaves…
This piece won the Anne Flexner Memorial Award for Fiction and the Rudolph William Rosati Creative Writing Award in 2020. I’m going blonde. Everyone else seems to have everything figured out for once, so I need a change. The stylist finishes checking in another client and comes back over to my chair. She is short…
This piece was awarded 2nd place for the George Lucaci Creative Nonfiction Award in 2019. I. Excuse me, I know you don’t mean anything by it but I’m just not comfortable with the way your palms are on my shoulders with your fingers trailing down towards my chest because I am a small girl in…
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