plain china: best undergraduate writing

Volume One : Issue One

Gossiping Elms


by Brad Klipfel

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Chained to the elms
a frown on the ground
the flush-faced cherub
sulked,
chuckles of crimson
raining pointedly around.
The boughs were gossiping again.

About the Author


Brad Klipfel

University of Miami

Primarily a prose writer, Brad Klipfel of the University of Miami focuses in his work on “the contradictions and malfeasance of contemporary society.” His stories are laden with references to works surrounding his themes—here, the Biblical colliding with the fantastical.