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WRITERS BLAH! // NO. 6

Alone in the desert along a river – Think of all of the views you’d miss if you’d only gone along the path someone else paved for others, for your comfort and for your safety. Think of the discovery and the beauty the explorer experienced when they made that trail. The fear of the unknown […]

WRITERS BLAH! // NO.5

Bambi I went back a few times after Bambi left, but eventually I just stopped going. The other girls were nice–sure, one of them even smelled the way I liked, and if I closed my eyes and pictured her face, for a minute it was almost the same. They’d already raised the price of beer […]

WRITERS BLAH! // NO.4

Experts She is envious of experts with their exhaustive knowledge of useless things. Their comprehensive lists and databases. Their masteries of technicalities and technologies and rare ecological phenomenon. She is never dressed appropriately for the rain. People who “draw” baths and “throw together dinner” or “throw on an outfit.” How dare they. People who have […]

WRITERS BLAH! // NO. 3

Hunters and Gatherers  What is happiness? What the fuck is happiness? What is fucking happiness? Fuck happiness? Fuck. Happiness. Fucking is happiness. She did a sort of simultaneous yawn-cringe-whimper and then tried to play dead with herself, suddenly remembering why she’d been avoiding writing this column, aside from the fact that it only paid fifty dollars and usually earned a disproportionate […]

WRITER’S BLAH! // NO.2

Country Song. I like to blame the bottle, but maybe it’s really you. Sick and tired of playing this game of who’s who. There are scars from the words and then from the matching tattoos. I wonder, will you have yours removed? -Jane Helpern

Writers Blah! // No. 1

The Neckline Of Writers and Dreamers One can never have too many turtlenecks, unless you have a tendency toward feeling constricted, in which case, a turtleneck may not be the neckline for you. A turtleneck is not just a modest and slimming garment, it is also worldly. And a conversation starter. Be prepared to be […]