Pleomorphism

Forgive the cliché, but I think of Oppenheimer watching the bomb whenever I examine a highgrade tumor under the microscope. Stained with hematoxylin and eosin, the reckless cells blossom in deep purples and reds, their distorted shapes abstract and breathtaking, monstrous and absurd. The destroyer of worlds, the physicist wrote.

Year Created: 2020

A resident in the Department of Pathology, PGY3. I hold a Masters in Fine Arts in Writing from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. His short fiction has been published in various online journals of experimental literary writing including the2ndhand.com. Literary honors include an honorable mention in the 2010 Zoetrope: All-Story Short Fiction Contest judged by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Andrew Sean Greer, and First Prize in the School of the Art Institute Writing Fellowship Competition judged by Pulitzer Prize-finalist author Lydia Millet.