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My characters. I love twisted characters, capable of nailing a dog to a
sofa and tipping a terrible waitress 50%. But they need to have angles
and rough edges and bad habits and obtuse beliefs, obsessions, and
secrets and mildly exotic tinsel lives. I want them to keep the story
rolling, to possess that bent plastic self-conviction that they have
the power to control this mad ocean instilled with the honor of
gradually gradually gradually drowning us-quickly. I don’t want these
garbage cut out tofu Barbie dolls whose personal Nagasaki is a
week-long nightmare involving worms like the imagination of Picasso.
However lovely. I want flesh with bubble gum and happy meals for
sensual favorites. I should meet my paper children on the streets,
watch their worries drip out the cuffs of their pants, feel the zebiba
on their forehead like god’s kiss, smell their caramelized urine and
green apple shampoo and lasagna stains, and taste their bleached
paranoia as they carry the weight of my eyes and their sin and dreams
on the way to the nowhere of everywhere, the next great setting of
their lives, a temple, where the curtain is torn, damned, and dumped in
a gravel parking lot sold for 30,000 leaflets of painted tree skin. And
they have no idea what I have in store for them, not a shred, and it
makes them all the more pretty and innocent and darkly amusing, that I
almost wish they were human.

© 2010 HighBrowCulture

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I really don't know how else to say this, but I know exactly what you mean. Except, my characters keep growing things, all these extra little quirks and footnotes and stars and bullets, and my pen goes straight off the page.

They become too much for the paper, I guess is what I mean. But, boy, can you find the right words for that feeling.

Posted 13 Years Ago

That was really great. I especially like your specificity and word choice. The images you are giving me are fantastically wicked.

I was trying to create a character for a story today too. This is actually helpful, unique is the way to go!

Posted 13 Years Ago

This is incredible. Your word choice here is refreshing and gripping. Not your standard, vomited words on a page. I've read a bit of your work now and I'm enjoying it. Keep up the good work.

Posted 13 Years Ago

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Added on February 7, 2010
Last Updated on March 5, 2010
Tags: Prose, Short Prose, Commentary, Bagels




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