2020 OMOT Literary Works

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This collection contains literary works submitted for the 2020 On My Own Time Employee (OMOT) Art Show. OMOT is open to all UT Southwestern employees and students. Literary categories include:

  • Fictional Short Story
  • 10-Word Story
  • Creative Non-Fiction
  • Open Verse Poetry

Authors of winning Literary Art submissions will be invited to read their works aloud during Literary Night at the AT&T Performing Arts Center in October. Winning entries will also be published in a Business Council for the Arts Program.

Questions? Contact omot@utsouthwestern.edu for more details.

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Recent Submissions

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    Live
    (2020-08) Cardin, Jennifer
    PLEASE TELL US A LITTLE ABOUT WHAT INSPIRED THIS WORK: We only get one life. I realized the only reason I feared death is because sometimes I feel like I haven't been living. This story is a reminder to live the one life you have so that when your time comes, your time will have been well spent.
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    University College London
    (2020-08) Cardin, Jennifer
    PLEASE TELL US A LITTLE ABOUT WHAT INSPIRED THIS WORK: A poem about being a student at UCL.
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    Grrrr
    (2020-08) Rodriguez, Rudy
    PLEASE TELL US A LITTLE ABOUT WHAT INSPIRED THIS WORK: We all had plans before COVID-19 stopped down the world. This piece represents the coping stages I went through.
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    Love at First Sight
    (2020-08) Cardin, Jennifer
    PLEASE TELL US A LITTLE ABOUT WHAT INSPIRED THIS WORK: This story is a metaphor for what it feels like to fall for someone in an instant and be captivated with all that they are.
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    Sun
    (2020-08) Cardin, Jennifer
    PLEASE TELL US A LITTLE ABOUT WHAT INSPIRED THIS WORK: A simple hikau about remaining optimistic.
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    Once
    (2020-08) Cardin, Jennifer
    PLEASE TELL US A LITTLE ABOUT WHAT INSPIRED THIS WORK: This is a poem about enjoying friendship.
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    Skinny-Fat
    (2020-08) Wang, Jennifer
    PLEASE TELL US A LITTLE ABOUT WHAT INSPIRED THIS WORK: I've always had an uneasy relationship with my body because I am what Western society considers "skinny" or "average" but I am "fat" by Asian standards. At my lowest weight, I was also my least fit, and I wanted to express the frustrations I never felt like I could voice because I'm not fat (and I don't want to contribute to fatphobia). However, beauty standards are so limiting that they can do a number on all sorts of body types, and I wanted to share the microaggressions.
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    Searching for Wildflowers
    (2020-08) Zechner, Juliet
    PLEASE TELL US A LITTLE ABOUT WHAT INSPIRED THIS WORK: A sunny spring day, with hope for many more to come.
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    Marley
    (2020-08) Rodriguez, Rudy
    PLEASE TELL US A LITTLE ABOUT WHAT INSPIRED THIS WORK: Our first grand daughter was born a year ago in Colorado. COVID-19 prevents us from visits so we are stuck watching her grow up over streaming videos. I hate it!
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    Little Loves
    (2020-08) Cardin, Jennifer
    PLEASE TELL US A LITTLE ABOUT WHAT INSPIRED THIS WORK: This peice is inspired by my definition of love. I think love is both a spontaneous draw and a conscious choice, a passionate longing, a strong affection for, a good will towards, understanding, serving, remembering, and hoping for the better for anyone or anything. Love is predicated on truth and a moral good. Love serves to connect us to life itself.Love can be found all over the place. This story was a reflection of sitting across from a friend in the quiet, ordinary parts of life that get overlooked and realizing the pure love I felt for him.
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    Serendipitous words
    (2020-08) Neelam, Sudha
    PLEASE TELL US A LITTLE ABOUT WHAT INSPIRED THIS WORK: In a world where everyone glorifies busyness; slowing down comes with its own challenges. While we slow down and reflect on our lives, our environment and the beautiful world around us; we discover the true meaning of happiness. serendipitous words is my own way of discovering and cherishing the beauty and simplicity of happiness.
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    Breathe
    (2020-08) Mukerjee-Roy, Neije
    PLEASE TELL US A LITTLE ABOUT WHAT INSPIRED THIS WORK: The struggles with the COVID-19 Pandemic and those who do not believe in wearing a mask.
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    Blue
    (2020-08) Wang, Jennifer
    PLEASE TELL US A LITTLE ABOUT WHAT INSPIRED THIS WORK: This poem originated as fanfiction about the anime Free! The main character is an introverted blue-eyed boy who only feels like himself when he's swimming. He made me think about how you can love something as much as person, and I combined his perspective with my own fascination with the ocean.
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    Epidemic
    (2020-08) Wang, Jennifer
    PLEASE TELL US A LITTLE ABOUT WHAT INSPIRED THIS WORK: I actually wrote this when we had the case of Ebola here in Dallas. I listened to an NPR piece about the stigma that Thomas Eric Duncan's neighborhood was facing, and it made me think about how racism was fueling the hysteria and how that's a bigger epidemic. I hate that almost everything in this poem is still relevant and there was very little I had to edit.
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    Black Lives Matter
    (2020-08) Davoli, Christopher
    PLEASE TELL US A LITTLE ABOUT WHAT INSPIRED THIS WORK: The recent events since the murder of George Floyd