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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 #66 Lee Gutkind

"Real life can be as scary as any monster story." read more

What's This Doing to My Brain? Jennifer R. Hubbard

Are we addicted to our devices and networks? And if we are ... does it matter? 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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