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Mary Jane

It was two in the morning and the streets were empty when we set out from Dan’s garage.  It had been in the plans for weeks, months maybe, but tonight it was actually going to happen.  That doesn’t even count my dreams.  I had been dreaming about it for years, even before I knew what […]

Kate Burkhardt Drawings

Kate Burkhardt Drawings

   

How I Love You Can Be Said

How I Love You Can Be Said

Allie props her feet up on the dashboard as Laz hits the gas hard down the Interstate; they’ve been traveling along the blinding sun for five hours. Allie’s head throbs. The whole car’s filled with stale air and the smell of rotting fruit, intermingled with the smell of bile that’s been creeping up for the […]

Kate Burkhardt Photography

Kate Burkhardt Photography

               

Fire in a Barrel

Fire in a Barrel

We had everything we needed that night and it wasn’t the quarter oz. of weed in a small jar in Mike’s older brother’s backpack or the 24 pack of Coors Mike’s older brother got us from the Quikmart – we had all these quarters and nickels and pennies for the last two bucks of it […]

AN ODE TO SMOKING AND THE DEATH OF MY JOURNEY WITH IT

AN ODE TO SMOKING AND THE DEATH OF MY JOURNEY WITH IT

the first cigarette is lovely when you’re drunk, a new foreign thing, temptingly naughty and risky, pressed between your lips, in fumbling awkward fingers, harsh and unpleasant in your throat, in your lungs. you’re fifteen, a sophomore in high school, awkward and ready for whatever it is. you want it. you want it all. you […]

my subconscious is overly sentimental fuck you brain

my subconscious is overly sentimental fuck you brain

last night i dreamed my first love was my last love and i didn’t feel the way it felt at 19 with the bitter used up emotions and the public stairs at 7 am maybe there was something purposeful in our hands and mouths then or the way we moved down the stairs and talked […]

Featured Artist: Kate Burkhardt

Featured Artist: Kate Burkhardt

Kate Burkhardt, a creative writing major at SOU, is our first featured artist. A fiction writer, poet, and photographer, her work pushes the boundaries in terms of subject matter without sacrificing an ounce in terms of lyricism and depth. See our interview below and check out her stories, poems, and pictures here: Fire in a […]

Bee

Bee

We’d brought everything we needed. The candles, the gloves, the bee and the bird catcher. We’d brought everything we needed but not everything we might need. No drugs, no therapist, no good way out. The gloves, of course, made it easier, same as the costumes. Something about getting in slowly. About one step at a […]

A Seussian Tale: An RSCL production in association with Coach’s Hause

Let me tell you a tale, let me tell you a tale Let me tell you a tale that’s as big as a whale Let me tell you the tale of the Dope Telescope The scope that is dope, and is hung from a rope   The scope that is dope was made on a […]

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