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Three: A Memoir (Excerpt)

Three: A Memoir is a fractured narrative, exploring romantic love through the lens of mathematical proof and structure. Experimental in form and subject, Three is a mathematical and philosophical inquiry of the three loves of my life. This is an excerpt.

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About Laura

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Laura Laing is a creative nonfiction writer, whose work often explores stories through the lens of abstract mathematics. A recent graduate of Goucher College’s MFA program in Creative Nonfiction, she also holds a degree in mathematics from James Madison University. Her essays have been published in The Rumpus, Creative Nonfiction, Consequence, and Full Grown People. "Your Leaving," published in the 10th Anniversary issue of Consequence: An International Journal on the Culture of War, received the... more

Your Leaving, essay

"Your Leaving" was published in the 10th Anniversary of Consequence: An International Literary Magazine Focusing on War, which comes out annually. It was recognized as the 2019 Outstanding Essay by the American Society of Journalists and Authors (ASJA).

Constructed in a way that conceals the gender of the narrator and subject, "Your Leaving" is meant to mirror the subject matter itself: hiding.

  • Your Leaving – Laura Laing

    "Your Leaving" was published in the 10th Anniversary of Consequence: An International Literary Magazine Focusing on War, which comes out annually. It was recognized as the 2019 Outstanding Essay by the American Society of Journalists and Authors (ASJA).

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A Proof for Truth, essay

A response to the 2016 presidential election, this essay considers mathematical and political "truths." It was published by The Rumpus.

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