Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Excerpt From _Appearances_ (My Work In Progress)


The Author is flat on its back on a driveway in a suburban neighborhood. Is it asleep?  Or dead?

The Ventriloquist is making a chalk outline of the Author’s body while the Projectionist looks on.

The Hypnotist comes upon this scene and says, “Don’t forget to add a speech balloon to your drawing.”  The Ventriloquist complies.  Whereupon the Hypnotist intones, “Arise.”

The chalk outline, speech balloon attached, struggles to its feet, leaving the Author behind in its dust.

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