Electric Literature: “The Shining” Helped Me Acknowledge the Violence in My Marriage

When I watched The Shining for the first time, the movie got stuck right when Jack Nicholson’s character takes an axe to the door of the room where his wife is hiding. “Here’s Johnny,” he’s about to declare, thrusting his face through the half-demolished door. But we got stuck just before that, when the door […]

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Brittle Paper: Nouns | Isaiah Adepoju | Fiction

  I. His side of the bed was hot. The other side felt cold. The old man looked through the window. It was night. The aureole of street lamps partitioned the purple of heaven from the grey of shed houses. Darkness obscured the canals. Canaries tweeted in the graveyard. It seemed a time the universe […]

Electric Literature: Fake Authenticity Is Toxic, and So Are Iowa-Style Writing Workshops

Electric Literature: Fake Authenticity Is Toxic, and So Are Iowa-Style Writing Workshops

“Authenticity Games” by Laura M. Martin I discovered Connection Games in 2021, after moving out of the townhome I shared with a man I’d met in my MFA program. I left the relationship and the confines of the small conservative town I worked in (though I kept the job, academic work is hard to come […]

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Brittle Paper: Neighbours | Mifa Adejumo | Fiction

  “Hey!” “Hi,” she greeted with a forced smile. She smarmed her hair down and took a seat next to him. They were seated by her door, at the opening with an elevated concrete slab that one had to step on to before standing in front of her apartment. “So, how have you been?” he […]