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Vernal Pool Volume 6, Issue 1 2019 now LIVE

January 16, 2020
Congratulations to the writers and editors for another great issue!

The UCM's Undergraduate Literary Journal, The Vernal Pool Volume 6 Issue 1 2019 is Live!

Message from the Editor-in-Chief, Daniel Rodriguez: "This edition includes works of visual art, photography, fiction, creative non-fiction, and poetry. Prevalent themes within this issue are the different perspectives and applications of human love, both negative and positive, and how it affects our lives in distinct ways; as well as the grounded introspection of character, dealing with subjects such as mental illness and identity. Each piece is equally valuable in creating the mosaic composition that was this issue."

Included in the issue:

Creative Non-Fiction

A Letter to Myself by Escobar, Austin John

Boxes by Garcia Barrera, Karla

Ghosts by Garcia Barrera, Karla

Weightless by Nguyen-Cruz, Maria Alexa

Apart at the Seams by Wallen, Alexandria Nicole

A Culture of Two Worlds by Vadodkar, Anooj



A Ghost Story by Alvarado Olvera, Ulyses

La Caperusita Roja by Bustamante, Karen

"Where Am I" by Chang, Tiffany Ching-Han

If The Shoe Don't Fit, It Ain't for Wearing by Enwright, Adrian

Michael Elkins and The Great Slumber by Gonzalez, Omar

Nothing Good Happens After 3 A.M. by Quintanilla, Esther

The Betrayal by Cantero, Alina

We Are More Than Who He Took Away by Cantero, Alina

The Logic of the Criminal Scientist by Chapman, Jessica

The Logic of the Criminal Scientist Apple by Perez, Andrew

Maybe? by Pham, Vivian Quynh

Hidden Love by Posada, Randy


Visual Art

The Blue Room by Ciau, Daniel

A Day in Fall by Duenas, Maria D.

Colossus by Garcia, Philip John

Colosseum, Rome, Italy by  Garcia, Philip John

Let the light leak in evening unfold by Garcia, Philip John

Gathering by Garcia, Philip John

Stuck in Time by Garcia, Philip John

To Taste (1) by Garcia, Philip John

To Taste (2) Garcia, Philip

To Taste (3) by Garcia, Philip

To Taste (3) by Garcia, Philip John

Eye of the Beholder by Quintanilla, Esther

Eye of the Beholder, Abe by Quintanilla, Esther