american literature · fiction · graduate school

Faulkner’s Ecology: Thoughts on Light in August

I just finished reading William Faulkner’s Light in August. It’s not his most narratively complex novel, and perhaps one of the more readily accessible. Still, Faulkner often causes impatience because he doesn’t see fit to leave anything out. Every thought, every psychological crevice of every character is thoroughly explored. And, he doesn’t stop there. Faulkner…… Continue reading Faulkner’s Ecology: Thoughts on Light in August

fiction · flash fiction

Breathe

“Just take a breath.” pull, splash, pull, splash, pull, splash, breathe… “Just take a breath, slowly, inhale, exhale.” splash, pull, splash, pull, splash, pull, splash, breathe, pull. Flip, push, breathe, pull. “Just breathe. Don’t hold your breath. Relax your shoulders. Don’t tense. Breathe in, through the nose, out through the nose, feel the breath vibrate…… Continue reading Breathe