Washington Square News

Washington Square News

Washington Square News

All content by Matthew Davis
Staff Illustration by Susan Behrends Valenzuela

After the quiet melancholy

A collection of poems about heartbreak, pain, growth, and — eventually — moving on.
January 24, 2022

Going Down   The pain of our pieces not fitting after years of assembly My rage at wet towels and wet socks The joy of seeing your face again The pain of watching you...

Illustrated by Rachel Lee.

Deep Red, Chapter 2

In the concluding chapter of this whodunit, the prime suspect is brought to trial, but there may still be more to this mystery.
April 16, 2020

Robert and Samantha Flier had been married for three days, no money for a real honeymoon. They had just been driving around the country, looking for a tiny escape before making...

Staff Illustration by Rachel Lee.

Deep Red, Chapter 1

Part one of a pulpy whodunit in the fictional town of Coleridge that brings a green detective to a rotten scene.
April 1, 2020

Coleridge is a small town. It used to be a factory town, and it felt in those days like the grandparents whose best stories are decades old. Now, it feels like the grandparent...