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Dangerous Creations

Issue #66, Spring 2018

Creative Nonfiction #66: "Dangerous Creations" is devoted to real-life Frankenstein stories about the intersections of technological innovation and the human condition. Writers consider prenatal surgeries, lifesaving medical interventions, and the limitations of science and medicine, wondering what it means, in the modern era, to be a monster.

Plus, Heather Sellers on writing through dark places; how technology is changing the way we think; Jenny Boully on beginnings and endings; tiny truths; and more. 

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What's the Story #65 Lee Gutkind

The intersections of these two ways of understanding the world are rarely examined—and when they are, the primary narrative is one of conflict. read more

Contagious Empathy Sherrie Flick

Looking up from our screens and going for a walk may be our salvation. Sherrie Flick explores how movement can inspire creativity and connection. read more

Online Reading

The Braided Essay as Social Justice Action

Nicole Walker

The braided essay may be the perfect form for our times more

Something Like Vertigo

Elizabeth Rush

A father's loss of balance destabilizes a whole family more


Show Me All Your Scars

Edited by Lee Gutkind

Addressing bipolar disorder, OCD, trichotillomania, self-harm, PTSD, and other diagnoses, these original true stories vividly depict the difficulties and sorrows--and sometimes, too, the unexpected and surprising rewards--of living with mental illness. more


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