A TRANSCENDENT Excerpt: “Tabula Rasa” by William Curnow

The first thing Jack did when he got home was to go to the workbench and examine the block, comparing it to the sketch. He traced the scar that crossed the surface. If he cut here and here… Yes, that might work. He drew the new design onto the block. Almost. A change to that…

Our TRANSCENDENT Authors: a Featured Interview with William Curnow

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 William Curnow and his story “Tabula Rasa.”   ABOUT THE STORY What inspired your story? There’s a quotation attributed to Michelangelo: in it, he says that he can see the…

Three Dreams of a Philosophical Nature by William Curnow

10 November 1619. Returning to the army of the Duke of Bavaria, Rene Descartes, then aged twenty-three, found himself caught in a snowstorm in the town of Neubourg on the banks of the Danube. With nothing to do, and no company to do it with, he retreated to his room, contemplating the nature of truth…