Author Archives: aliciafuhrman

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On My Sister [excerpt]

How do you write about an absence? This question first arose, perhaps unsurprisingly, when I started to write fiction. Unsurprisingly, because fiction by definition seems to be an absence of the real, of the lived, but further, because in a

On My Sister [excerpt]

How do you write about an absence? This question first arose, perhaps unsurprisingly, when I started to write fiction. Unsurprisingly, because fiction by definition seems to be an absence of the real, of the lived, but further, because in a

How much is your vote worth, in dollars?

That’s really the easiest way to grasp the magnitude of cash it takes to get elected for, say, president. $730 million. That’s what it cost Obama in 2008. Divided by the 69,456,897 popular votes made in his favor four years

How much is your vote worth, in dollars?

That’s really the easiest way to grasp the magnitude of cash it takes to get elected for, say, president. $730 million. That’s what it cost Obama in 2008. Divided by the 69,456,897 popular votes made in his favor four years

This Could Qualify as a Blog Post, 1

I am not quite sure where the story began. There wasn’t a specific person, a dream or a moment, an inspired line of beautiful words. It was more like hearing the most important and real conversation in your memory repeated

This Could Qualify as a Blog Post, 1

I am not quite sure where the story began. There wasn’t a specific person, a dream or a moment, an inspired line of beautiful words. It was more like hearing the most important and real conversation in your memory repeated

1-Minute Read: Mrs. York-Jones

You—I can see you. I am watching you, Ms. York-Jones, and I know you’re doing the same. But what I see is different somehow…the way your fingers drum the table like raindrops: your eyes the clouds from which they fall…

1-Minute Read: Mrs. York-Jones

You—I can see you. I am watching you, Ms. York-Jones, and I know you’re doing the same. But what I see is different somehow…the way your fingers drum the table like raindrops: your eyes the clouds from which they fall…

1-Minute Read: Encounters with Hungrier Animals

When they went to the zoo it was a Saturday and it was noontime. “The zoo is a very odd place”, they say, and so it is. Animals, caged, mainly sit. Their natural instincts are absent! Yet other biological properties

1-Minute Read: Encounters with Hungrier Animals

When they went to the zoo it was a Saturday and it was noontime. “The zoo is a very odd place”, they say, and so it is. Animals, caged, mainly sit. Their natural instincts are absent! Yet other biological properties

All is Fair in the Game of Death [excerpt]

A mirror on the opposite wall was hung in such a way that anyone sitting in Tawney’s chair would be perfectly visible in the glass. Though once a deliberate design choice to amplify mostly empty space, the shining sheet now

All is Fair in the Game of Death [excerpt]

A mirror on the opposite wall was hung in such a way that anyone sitting in Tawney’s chair would be perfectly visible in the glass. Though once a deliberate design choice to amplify mostly empty space, the shining sheet now

A Bridge over Brooklyn [excerpt]

There are moments that take your breath away, and there are moments that leave you nearly gasping for it on all fours. Suspended between the inhale-exhale, lights popping before your eyes, you come to realize that while there is no

A Bridge over Brooklyn [excerpt]

There are moments that take your breath away, and there are moments that leave you nearly gasping for it on all fours. Suspended between the inhale-exhale, lights popping before your eyes, you come to realize that while there is no

Rationale of the Sender [excerpt]

For it is you, you who introduces the tendency for those malfunctions, emotions: flesh brushes against flesh, and touch can no longer feel; whispers make ears yearn for unheard things, and unsatisfied by forever listening, the urge instead to spit

Rationale of the Sender [excerpt]

For it is you, you who introduces the tendency for those malfunctions, emotions: flesh brushes against flesh, and touch can no longer feel; whispers make ears yearn for unheard things, and unsatisfied by forever listening, the urge instead to spit

A Platonic Dialogue of Sorts [excerpt]

I ask, what brings you to stare at your shadow so? Has it provoked you in some way, done you some disservice, that you direct your eyes to it with such fervor? Done me a disservice? No, but provoked? Perhaps.

A Platonic Dialogue of Sorts [excerpt]

I ask, what brings you to stare at your shadow so? Has it provoked you in some way, done you some disservice, that you direct your eyes to it with such fervor? Done me a disservice? No, but provoked? Perhaps.

Redefining ROTC [excerpt]

The desire to simultaneously support and protect students while broadcasting a political message is common in both the 1969 ROTC decisions and those being considered today. But in some ways, 1969 was much simpler: students, amongst others, felt strongly anti-

Redefining ROTC [excerpt]

The desire to simultaneously support and protect students while broadcasting a political message is common in both the 1969 ROTC decisions and those being considered today. But in some ways, 1969 was much simpler: students, amongst others, felt strongly anti-