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T.E. Cowell

Porn & Picasso

by: T.E. Cowell “If she won’t respect my past, then ditto for hers.” When a regrettable fragment of a man’s past comes back to haunt him, and…

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A Pleasant Surprise

by: T.E. Cowell A melancholy view into the life of a man longing for the path of least resistance. When the appeal of giving up eclipses the…

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Best of ATM 2017, Fiction

As 2017 comes to its close, Across the Margin takes a look back at some of its most treasured moments in Fiction… Throughout this final…

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Cutting Back

by: T.E. Cowell Overcome with frustration, a writer struggles to find a reason to continue the pursuit. Why we write… I write the first sentence…

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The Underdog

by: T.E. Cowell “The world is against him, but he types on all the same.” An author questions his worth as an artist, and as…

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The Hotel Room

by: T.E. Cowell This week we feature a double dose of the introspective, melancholy, and always relatable work of T.E. Cowell, On this occasion, Cowell…

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Above the Hot Springs

by: T.E. Cowell Three friends, yearning to postpone the inevitable, the boredom and tragedy that they view as adulthood, seek out a pacifying oasis that…

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Entertainment

by: T.E. Cowell Gripped by a slacker mentality, a love of literature helps squander the bothersome hours of the day away… The phone rings. I…

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Dream Girls

by: T.E. Cowell The emptiness that lingers when fortune enters and then exits your life in the blink of an eye…  Last spring my brother and I…

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“Sweat” & “Regret”

by: T.E. Cowell Two offerings of penetrative flash-fiction that make the case for possessing greater self-awareness and accountability in life… Sweat Sarah ran every morning except…

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Drugs & Alcohol

by: T.E. Cowell “It’s sad, the way some of us live our lives, struggling just to get by day after day…” Sunday I get drunk…

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