It seems fitting that this issue of Inventio shares similar themes of reflection with the PWSA’s symposium topic of Metanoia, which encourages seizing the potential for transformation within experiences of regret. There is much to reflect on in this issue: oneself, one’s relationship with others, and—because we are professional writing students—one’s relationship with words.
Our fiction submission reflects on a complicated past relationship which resurfaces in the most unlikely of places, like a bus stop somewhere on Barry Road. One poetry submission reflects on romantic relationships that have concluded, yet still roam about in our minds.
Our two non-fiction submissions further reflect on the self with pieces that explore responsibility, expectation, and change.
Our second poetry submission reflects on the writing process. As writers, we give birth to words and feel equally the agony and ecstasy that comes with composition. The relationship is as volatile as the changing weather, yet there is joy found in friction.
We would like to thank our talented contributors—Matteo L. Cerilli (fiction), Yuwai Brian Wong (poetry), J Q Hoidn (non-fiction), and Sophie Corbiere (poetry)—for sharing their works with us. We hope you enjoy this issue.
—Written by Lyniesha Bulze
Edited by Lisa Grieve, AEiC