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Friday, July 31, 2015

One Thing: David Menear

Happy Trails

I know one thing. We are up against a vast and empty void of 6,000 miles of birdless sky, wind flattened fields, barren rock and bitter snow. The distance between us that can never be travelled is more than 20 years.

“I didn’t steal your heart just to go off somewhere and break it.”

“You didn’t steal it lover, I gave it to you.”

Still though, in my soul’s haunted darkest corner I see myself, as if I’m astral-travelling, watching without responsibility, from far above, as I stumble, juggling your love clumsily, until it finally falls and shatters, bleeding sticky on the filthy sidewalk, in front of the liquor store over near the stripper bar.

Her eyes shrink and harden into slits of doubt and dread, disappointment and inevitable recrimination.

“The past need not euthanize the present or vilify the future.”

“You know that I want this to work.”

“Because it does?”

“Because we do."

"It does.”

David Menear
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One Thing: Lillian Necakov

When I Die…

A man is climbing out the window
bare legs

and a cemetery under his arm.


Lillian Necakov

Thursday, July 30, 2015

One Thing: Bill DiMichele

"Maybe in the next life
I'll tell you I care"

b/w.d.

This is the saddest couplet I've ever heard. In this song the man makes a half-hearted commitment, not understanding that things don't change, that they won't change, that the boundaries of time stand between them. He's trying to figure it out, but he doesn't understand the theory of eternal recurrence, a dimension where things constantly repeat, forever, for as long as time is.

Where there is little hope for change, nearly zero hope for change, there is still a possibility on the bottom side of 'little hope', of 'nearly zero hope', revealing a small, small passage of possibility. It takes a huge and constant effort, like 'turning back the tide', like 'making the sun run backwards' to break through the  astral iron of recurrence.

This possibility lies in love, the only power that can change eternal recurrence. If he realizes this power, if he changes timelines and makes efforts to be with her, he will actually be able to tell her he cares.

Bill DiMichele  

Your Invitation: 

tell me one thing. it doesn’t have to be profound. it could be about your work; it could be about some film or tv show you’ve watched or a coffee place you like. it could be short or long. i’ll post it along with a link of your choice to your work or somewhere else. disclaimer: i might choose not to post if it doesn’t suit me.
your reward? send me your mailing address & i’ll send you something whimsical…
it’s getting a tad quiet out there this summer & i think we need an injection of whimsy.
so fire away. svp. amanda at angelhousepress dot com

One Thing: Tom Walmsley

you taste like a soft yellow dream

Tom Walmsley

Your Invitation: 

tell me one thing. it doesn’t have to be profound. it could be about your work; it could be about some film or tv show you’ve watched or a coffee place you like. it could be short or long. i’ll post it along with a link of your choice to your work or somewhere else. disclaimer: i might choose not to post if it doesn’t suit me.
your reward? send me your mailing address & i’ll send you something whimsical…
it’s getting a tad quiet out there this summer & i think we need an injection of whimsy.
so fire away. svp. amanda at angelhousepress dot com

One Thing: Carol White

A dentist shoots a lion.


Carol White


Your Invitation: 

tell me one thing. it doesn’t have to be profound. it could be about your work; it could be about some film or tv show you’ve watched or a coffee place you like. it could be short or long. i’ll post it along with a link of your choice to your work or somewhere else. disclaimer: i might choose not to post if it doesn’t suit me.
your reward? send me your mailing address & i’ll send you something whimsical…
it’s getting a tad quiet out there this summer & i think we need an injection of whimsy.
so fire away. svp. amanda at angelhousepress dot com

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

One Thing, a new feature on the blog

I’m starting a new occasional sporadic who knows how long it’s going to last feature here called “one thing” in which i ask creative folk (writers, artists, musicians, etc) who i know to tell me one thing. it doesn’t have to be profound. it could be about your work; it could be about some film or tv show you’ve watched or a coffee place you like. it could be short or long. i’ll post it along with a link of your choice to your work or somewhere else. disclaimer: i might choose not to post if it doesn’t suit me.
your reward? send me your mailing address & i’ll send you something whimsical…
it’s getting a tad quiet out there this summer & i think we need an injection of whimsy.
so fire away. svp. amanda at angelhousepress dot com