Margin: Exploring Modern Magical Realism

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What is real, to you? Will it be the same reality, to another? True stories from

one's own life are ultimately forged from your personalized toolbox of experiences,

beliefs and observations. What you have seen, felt and understood defines, for you,

what is real. But will it represent another's reality? At Margin, we find a

natural bond between creative nonfiction and magical realism, because reality is,

indeed, so very subjective. In this section of The Menagerie, we invite you to

question where story comes from as you read these works of personal exploration.

Does it come from without, or from within? Or is there a third place -- the Muse's

domicile -- where storybuilding borrows from both for birthing the tales of our lives?

--TKS, Editor

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GO TO MORE CREATIVE NONFICTION FROM SHEILA NICKERSON
Nickerson's "A Ghost Tour in Beaufort, SC" reminds us how worlds collide in all sorts of ways.

GO TO CREATIVE NONFICTION FROM SHEILA NICKERSON
Nickerson's "Visit to Funchal, Madeira" glimpses the world as Columbus likely saw it.

GO TO CREATIVE NONFICTION FROM MELODY WARNICK
A Mormon sister at the end of her mission recounts Puerto Rican "darkness" in "Before I Died."

GO TO CREATIVE NONFICTION FROM CAROL ZAPATA-WHELAN
"Conviviality," one writer's unwitting preface to September 11th

GO TO CREATIVE NONFICTION FROM ZELDA LEAH GATUSKIN
An American Jewish woman's post-Holocaust visions -- a triptych of words and images

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