Discursive Impulse is a platform for writing that explores the aesthetic, political, and social dimensions of art and design. It is published by the MA in Critical Studies program at Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) and the Center for Contemporary Art & Culture at PNCA in Portland, Oregon. The MA in Critical Studies examines the overlaps and tensions between critical theory and visual studies and investigates the role critical theory and art can play in transforming institutions and ideologies.
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Things That Fly
[Young Adult Fantasy]
More than a century ago, the Fae lost a war with the humans. Humans enslaved the surviving Fae, imprisoning them in compounds where their power could be drained, stored, and distributed for use in human homes and businesses.
Now, St3961 is the first Fae ever to escape a power plant. She runs through an unfamiliar world, hunted by humans, guided by the echo of an ancient Fae queen, her newfound abilities growing stronger with each step. When the queen charges her with a difficult and dangerous task, St3961 isn't sure what to do. Fortunately, she's soon joined by friends who are (mostly) willing to help.
Read the first chapter.