A TRANSCENDENT Excerpt: “Returnal” by Connor Phillips

The dreams, when they do come, are full of their faces, waiting and watching at the edge of the woods. You can hear the sneaking mutter of their schemes to trick you and trap you back into their blame. You don’t feel afraid though, just buried in anger. You spit and seethe, you belch and…

Our TRANSCENDENT Authors: a Featured Interview with Connor Phillips

In our new author series, we’ll be offering a clairvoyant peek behind the veil of who and what makes up TRANSCENDENT. Here’s a glimpse at Connor Phillips and his story “Returnal.”   ABOUT THE STORY What inspired your story? I was reading Walden and was wondering what would have changed if Thoreau wrote the book after…

Thoreau’s Maw by Connor Phillips

Your casual bibliophile or fine arts undergraduate will most likely render Henry David Thoreau’s contribution to history as a pioneer transcendentalist whose works Walden and Civil Disobedience served to transcribe his values of personal independence and the importance of an untarnished conscience amidst the demands of taxation, lapsed morality and other failures of representative democracy….