Alisha Costanzo

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Wife of a disabled veteran, Alisha Costanzo writes about PTSD, environmentalism, violence, and conformity. With a mutually-fueled passion to change the world one person at a time, she often writes about her husband’s rants, conspiracy theories, and trains of logic that seem absurd until the connections line up, and mixes them into her obsession with cooking, coffee, and pop-culture monsters.

Most of all, Alisha is passionate about satire and how it can be used as a tool for learning and criticism. Her stories are aware of themselves and determined not to give readers what they think they want.

A New York transplant, she lives in Oklahoma, teaches English and rhetoric at a local university, runs and edits at Transmundane Press, LLC, and navi
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Alisha Costanzo I write. I know this seems like a poor answer, but truthfully, when I am stuck, I write. It's not easy, but it's the only way to get anywhere as a wri…moreI write. I know this seems like a poor answer, but truthfully, when I am stuck, I write. It's not easy, but it's the only way to get anywhere as a writer. Push. Write crap, which I do often. Be wordy, be vague, be overly specific, but write. It doesn't have to be perfect the first time. That's what editing is for.(less)
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The Cursed Ones: a writing challenge

I’ve finally completed another writeropoly challenge. Well, three of them. The ones I didn’t get to in July.





Here, I was meant to fit a writing prompt about the cursed ones, quoted as the first line, to write a scene about courage and perseverance, and to emulate Christopher Pike’s writing style.





This is me working my way through it and reading it aloud.











Without further ado, here’s the story in all

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