I’ve probably made mistakes I’ve forgotten :: SOTD

Keep Art Alive :: Art by Wlodzimierz Kuklinski "I'm breaking my own rules, becoming someone else. Everybody says I oughtta get over myself. I'm thinking I can't move, if there isn't somewhere else, to go." There are costumes and masks, bottles of hair dye lined up on the bathroom shelf, and a borrowed brand of …

I went so far too love you :: SOTD

Keep Art Alive :: "Christine #14 Hollywood CA 2006 :: Photography by Lisa Sarfati "My little alibi, time couldn't change us, but we tried." She is an afterthought, the smoky residue of too many cigarettes on a sleepless night in a hotel room now empty, the aftertaste of whiskey, vanilla, tobacco, and something unmistakably her. All …

I am going to make it through this year :: SOTD

  "I drove home in the California dusk." The New Year nears, I can almost hear the ticking of time starting its proverbial countdown. I am a sucker for first days, a lover of fresh starts, and I know that some of that is part and parcel to my anxiety driven controlling nature, the OCD …

I’ll forever be picking up the pieces :: SOTD (Advent Calendar Version – Day 9)

Keep Art Alive :: Art by Unknown "I was born, on the wrong side of town." Jack forgot the stack of comics that Joe had brought back for him. They lay there forgotten on the passenger seat. Jack had spent the late afternoon helping carry two bags, three black trash bags, and a heavy cardboard …

The world of the broken hearted :: SOTD (Advent Calendar Version – Day 8)

Keep Art Alive :: "Sweet Tooth" :: Art by Christopher Mitten "Just move yourself, don't go back, don't stand against the wall! Just move yourself, and feel it." Jack was stoic, shy and far too slender. He would stand in the back whenever possible, take the last seat in the room, spending lunches in the …

He makes my heart a cinemascope screen :: SOTD (Advent Calendar Version – Day 7)

Keep Art Alive :: Art by Jody Hewgill "If I'm butter, if I'm butter, If I'm butter, then he's a hot knife." Three years, give or take a few break it and bring it right back lost weekends, we had gathered an arsenal of fatal weaponry. It happens when two people come together this way, …

A lady of war :: SOTD (Advent Calendar Version – Day 6)

Keep Art Alive :: "Mrs. Frost" :: Art by Menton3 "I'm fooling somebody. A faithless path to roam, deceiving to breathe this secretly. This silence, a silence I can't bear." Laney used to make up fairy tales about their Mother. The stories, they always included evil curses conjured up by some unknown force of nature …