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Spring 2018 Genres

Forward  ♦  Editor's Corner  ♦  Fiction  ♦  Drama  ♦  Creative Nonfiction  ♦  Poetry  ♦  Music  ♦ Art and Photography  ♦  Interviews (Archie Borders and Todd Keisling)  ♦   Spring 2018 Staff  ♦  Spring 2018 Award Winners and Launch Party Photos


The Great Pirate City by Desa Leonard

Neighbor Jack by Harriet Norris

A Nobody's Fantasy by Kamela Popiwczak

Coming Home by Morgan Enix

Reap City by Sarah Pigg


Mortal: A Short Play by Erick Collings

Creative Nonfiction

Therapy by Abigail Byrd

Alfonso by Christine Hubbard

I’m Afraid of the McDonald’s Cashier by Darby Campbell

Bubble Wrap by Kamela Popiwczak

Roar of Fans by Timothy Grills


Gravity Switched On by Abby Naser

Fool Notion by Abigail Byrd

I Have Fallen by Chaise Robinson

Above an Antique Land by Erick Collings

Son by Eric Smothers

Pomegranates by Jordan Connelly

Running by Logan Burris

"loving a girl with gentle hands" by Megan Gray

Sun and Moon by Rachel Hampton

Perfectly Ordinary by Victoria Leggett


The Prelude of Dorian Gray by Rachel Lachut

His and Mine by Keaton Todd

Art and Photography

To view individual works listed below, please visit our Art and Photography page.

Re-Composition of a Fool by Abigail Byrd

One Good Dog by Ashley Albano

Where's the Beef? by Elvalina Howard

Depression by Emily Hutchison

Freckles by Haley Beumel

Venice by Jill Angelle

Perfect Mason by Lindsay Brubaker

Hourglass by Lona Morgan

Asphyxiate by Rebecca James

Light Pools by Samantha Pierie


An Interview with Archie Borders by Marissa Massey

ARCHIE BORDERS, film director/producer/screenwriter, is interviewed by Marissa Massey (Editor-in Chief of Aurora's Literary Arts) for Eastern Kentucky University's online literary and arts journal, Aurora. Interview took place in Louisville, Ky at Mr. Border's company-180 Degrees Productions.

  Archie sitting on a couch; Archie (left) with his friend Bryan Blair (right); Archie directing "Under the Eiffel Tower"; Archie and his friends at EKU.

The 1984 edition of Aurora includes Archie Borders' Short Story, "A Little Breezy" (found on page 3)

An Interview with Todd Keisling by Jared Rose

Todd KeislingKEISLING is the author of A Life Transparent, The Liminal Man, and the critically-acclaimed novella, The Final Reconciliation. His most recent release is the horror collection, Ugly Little Things: Collected Horrors, available now from Crystal Lake Publishing. He lives somewhere in the wilds of Pennsylvania with his family where he is at work on his next novel.

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