Carrie Lynn Hawthorne ‘22

Carrie Lynn Hawthorne outside smiling

Carrie Lynn Hawthorne ‘22 (Online, UGS), a candidate in the MFA in Creative Writing program, had her nonfiction piece, “The House That Zillow Built,” published in the seventh volume of Pure Slush’s Home anthology.

This piece serves as a commentary by the author on the search for the perfect home, inspired by the current housing crises and the near impossibility of finding affordable housing in Los Angeles. The narrator wrestles with a decision to pivot upon realizing that the traditional notions of the American Dream have become unattainable. Read the piece here to share in the joy found through what one already has, though the perfect house may have slipped away.