Free Choice in the Fruity Fiction of A Clockwork Orange

 

Is Alex a victim of the modern age? He is certainly despicable in nature, and becomes the focus of society’s pity. And is it because he becomes an issue, the problem of sex and violence on youth?

Oh, but to readers, it is the question of freedom of choice. To Alex’s society, the question is whether we can reform a man permanently. But to us, it’s what we lose if we do. Continue reading

Poem by Caleb Coy

New poem up at Oddball Magazine!
“The Integrity of Objects”

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The Integrity of Objects

The integrity of objects
As in Golden Gate Bridge
As in a bicycle well being
Whole while ridden upon

So to move as intended
as in complete, moving
or still to withstand as
intended, undiminished,

A bowl on a table, a ball
in the air, all things with
atoms shaking, all things
as only one thing at all.

I inspect, if I am a whole
being out of integrity with
myself, a part diminished,
if the answer I withstand.

 

Caleb Coy lives in Christiansburg, VA with his wife and two sons. He has a Masters in English from Virginia Tech. His work has appeared in The Common, Streetlight, and Contemporary American Voices.

Jennifer Matthews’ poetry has been published in Nepal by Pen Himalaya and locally by the Wilderness Retreat Writers Organization, Midway Journal, The Somerville Times, Ibbetson Street Press and Boston Girl Guide. Jennifer…

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