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1. I  was raised to believe that I was made to do one thing. Find that one pursuit that fills my life with meaning and empty all my energy into it.…
A man handles a giant eraser attached to a string on a stick, and his ink blot dog chomps down and hangs off of it.

TL;DR

The room you spend the most time in is the focus.  For a week, live with as many straight lines as you can find. Bring in other objects and furniture.…

American Rerun

“LAPD! Hands up!” A chorus of voices clipped the mid-May breeze, forcing its way into our open living room windows and breaking the barrier that “home” is supposed to make.…
A person spins, performing in a delirious haze as an ink blot figure records them, resulting in 30,000 social media likes.

Trilogy of Doubt

What form do you ask for pointing at me with your scorn- raised brow you clutch your coxcomb    velvet robe with your left hand ringed    married to God in cuffed surplice and say: so shall you burn What dunce cap bows…

Time Well Spent

It’s often said that we live in an attention economy. Various media and technology corporations—whether it’s Instagram, HBO, Spotify, or Twitter—are in constant competition for our attention, and not only…
Fredrick Douglass walks through a hallway with a confidant by his side, a look of defiance on his face. The confidant looks back at another version of Douglass, who is peering out of a painting and giving him a warning look.

Aside Affects

In January 2021, the Bureau of Labor Statistics released its monthly report “The Employment Situation.” As might have been expected ten months after the World Health Organization declared a global…
A man in a suit and tophat (think Mr. Monopoly)walks gleefully through a changing neighborhood. Building in the distance are under construction, and someone lies on the sidewalk across the street.

Casting Call

Hospital patient  to die on-screen.  Must be able to stay dead for money. Must stay dead  for several takes. Must not flinch when the protagonist’s tears make a lake  of…
In a basketball court, a girl shoots hoops, and misses.

The Innocent

For weeks we watched for hatchlings to come  of three smug eggs tucked into a nest,  the nest tucked into the crook  of a neighbor’s honeysuckle. Time nodded,  was nodding—the…

Enter Ghost

1. There is a kind of cinematic prophecy, a big-screen dreamworld that eerily anticipates the real. An event erupts into our attention—a natural disaster, a political movement, a war, a…