account_circle by Erik Rodgers
I am a writer and filmmaker currently living in Los Angeles, CA. I am currently finishing my MFA in creative writing, for which I received the inaugural PEN/Goddard Scholarship. I have also been fortunate enough to be a 2015 PEN Emerging Voices Fellowship for fiction, a recipient of Claire Carmichael Scholarship for Novel Writing from the UCLA Writers Program and a 2017 Fellowship for Artists and Writers from the American Antiquarian Society for work on my novel. I have had poems and stories appear in the Pitkin Review, Conceptions Southwest, and Mountain Tales. I have also written and directed two independent films.


Drowning In Thirty Seconds

Issue No. 253 ~ June, 2018

One With a gulp, the lake swallows us up. I hold my breath, feeling our bodies sink. His is the heavier, dragging us both down, pulling us towards the tangled weeds underneath. I hold fast to his belt-strap, my fist straining to keep a grip …