​​Uncommon FUTURES

  Stories told & stories worth telling.


Uncommon Futures is a publication and a website made up of real-life stories, profiles, sketches, and poems. Since a lot of people are not heard, and sometimes poetry and art say just as much as writing, we strive to give people any outlet they want. We enjoy covering the everyday, the fantastic, and the just plain interesting!

“Each random passerby is living a life as vivid and complex as your own—populated with their own ambitions, friends, routines, worries and inherited craziness—an epic story that continues invisibly around you like an anthill sprawling deep underground, with elaborate passageways to thousands of other lives that you’ll never know existed, in which you might appear only once, as an extra sipping coffee in the background, as a blur of traffic passing on the highway, as a lighted window at dusk."
("Sonder." The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows.)

Why Uncommon Futures?
Philosophically, while we may have similar ideas, comparable hometowns, and common traits, we all have unique pasts, individual presents, and ultimately, Uncommon FUTURES. Objectively, Chris had a dream and woke up with the words spinning in his head. He has liked the name “Uncommon Futures” ever since.

Creator/Editor: Christopher Leiden
Assistant Editor: Sean Morrison

Layout Designer: Hannah Leiden