(Editor’s Note: This post was first published on 29 September 2008.)
I live in the Oakland neighborhood of Pittsburgh. In Oakland are several universities: Carnegie Mellon, Carlow, Catham and the University of Pittsburgh which I graduated from in 2006 with an MFA in writing.
There are other universities in the city, too: Duquesne University, Robert Morris University and Point Park University. There are several campuses of the Community College of Allegheny County in the city, too. At one time or another I attended, Duquesne University, Point Park University and the community college. Pittsburgh is a college town. That’s why there are so many college students in my flash fiction.