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A Collection of Limerkus by Faculty Guest Author, David Corrigan

About Professor Corrigan: David Corrigan, an assistant professor at Salem Community College and author of The Last Time I Saw Julie Hopkins, earned his master’s degree in computer science education from Widener University. More than participating in many courses in linguistics or even the literature component of the Graduate Institute in Liberal Education at St. John’s College (Annapolis), Mr. Corrigan sometimes attributes his interest in language to his early exposure to a (printed) Webster’s College Dictionary: “Where else can you find adventure, danger, excitement, heroes, inspiration, mystery, romance, suspense, and at least a dozen other really neat words all in one place?”

 Introduction: What Is Limerku?

Limerku, which was first developed in the late 20th century and is sometimes referred to as Haimerick, is the offspring of the marriage of two universally appreciated poetic forms: the limerick and haiku. For anyone unfamiliar with Continue reading

Blissful Ignorance

A Short Story by Sara Miller

She knew something was wrong with the baby. It was in the way he wouldn’t look her in the eye. It was in the way he wasn’t talking by the time he was two. It was in the way he didn’t see her.

She wasn’t young when she had had her son. She was nearly thirty years old and had a nine year old daughter by the time she learned she was pregnant. She was wasn’t ignorant, or inexperienced, or unaware when it came to the oddness of the boy’s behavior. She knew normal two year olds didn’t try to purposely harm themselves or their mothers. She knew that her son’s ability to run on little to no food and less sleep was also not typical. So many things were just not right.

What the mother did know was frightening. She knew from the many articles she read. She knew from the countless symptom checklists she found on the internet. She knew. She just knew. Every parent’s worst nightmare was staring at her in face, reflected back to her in the dark hazel eyes of the little boy she adored so much. Continue reading