The Promethean



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Publication Date

Spring 5-1-2009

Letter from the Editor

During our first meeting, I let the staff know my expectations for the 2008-2009 Promethean edition. Like previous years, I imagined fresh, bold writing and raw talent. With the same inspiration, I imagined a bolder journal; a journal with power and authenticity; a journal that would forever be memorable for the quality, quantity and impression. The Promethean staff grounded these ideas, while the contributors shaped them. I've never felt prouder of The Promethean. Graduating and leaving the position to Kristine never scared me; I knew we had the same visions, and I give all the credit to her.

-Jess Bouchard, Managing Editor Fall Semester

Working on The Promethean this spring has been one of the most difficult experiences of my college career, but, like so many 'diffucult' things, it has also been the most rewarding. As Managing Editor I have seen the process through from all angles: working as a member of the submissions team, copyediting and all the procedures involved with pre-press. I know this complication inside and out. The words are by now familar; the emotion and movement behind each piece has touched me deeply. For my final semester at Concordia I could ask for no greater privilege than to be so intimately involved with this caliber of publication.

This 2008-2009 Promethean is unique. It is a continuation of Jess' and my vision for the edition: the works inside are bold, captivating, exciting, and raw. As The Promethean has grown in popularity it's quality has increased accordingly. This is no solitary work, and credit truly goes out to Jess, the editorial staff, and all contributers whose work truly made the contents "hot." It is on their behalf that I present to you the 2008-2009 edition of The Promethean: Contents May Be Hot

-Kristine Pugsley, Managing Editor Spring Semester

Managing Editor

Kristine Pugsley, Jess Bouchard

Assistant Managing Editor

Cassondra Shaw

Faculty Advisor

Dr. Kimberly Knutsen

Cover art by

Becca Houser


Creative Writing | Fiction | Nonfiction | Poetry


The Promethean is an annual journal of the College of Theology, Arts, and Sciences of Concordia University-Pordand. The publication of The Promethean is made possible with funding from the Associated Students of Concordia University (ASCU). The content is chosen by an editorial staff of faculty and student editors. The opinions expressed in the journal do not necessarily reflect those of the College of Theology, Arts, and Sciences of Concordia University. All works are copyrighted.

The Promethean, Volume 17, <em>Contents May Be Hot</em>, 2009



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