Featured Author: Laurel Brown
"Petrichor" works to evoke the aura of a rain-soaked world, one that partakes in its own cycle of death and renewal. Without death, there is no life, and things as simple and grimy as worms can be vital to that process, to finding new life and growing from the ashes of tragedy. Mother Earth has already showed us the way to deal with grief and death; we just need to bottle up Her gifts and share them with one another.
Laurel Brown is a recent college graduate from Hobart and William Smith Colleges where she earned a BA in Anthropology and Writing & Rhetoric. Her first published piece, "Open Season," appeared online with The Nasiona in 2018. She currently works in the music industry in her hometown of Cleveland, Ohio, and gathers inspiration by over-analyzing the mundane.