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My dear friend Lin-Lin has some… hobbies.  In particular, she likes to change people.  Often from the outside in.  Some things to keep in mind:

Scissors just won’t cut it.

Yous gots to get the right instructions.

Yous gots to get the right instructions.

No matter how careful you are, their innards are going to get all over.

Babies is tougher than I thought!

Babies is tougher than I thought!

Every person is held together with zip ties, which is annoying.

You’re going to need lots of patience–and wire cutters.

What'm I gonna do with this piece?

What’m I gonna do with this piece?

The body you’re dismembering will jerk and twitch and make funny faces just like it’s alive.

All wored out, I gots to take a nap.

All wored out, I gots to take a nap.

Pictures can be used against you in a court of law.

Don’t be tempted to keep souvenirs.

Rock on!

Rock on!

Your accomplice will always betray you.

Phew! Never thoughts I'd finish. But now the clean-up starts.

Phew! Never thoughts I’d finish. But now the clean-up starts.

Rebuilding someone from the leftovers is not art.

Are you really prepared to see what your friends are made of?

~~~~~

You can follow Lin-Lin on Twitter @LinLinAndPedro but I’m just not sure she’s a nice girl.

night,

dawn

**PS: Lin-Lin’s in a book… but if you call her a “dolly” that’s extremely rude, disparaging, and she’ll kick your ass.  Until then, she’s looking for an agent and pretending she’s got a halo.  (Oooh, shiny!)

***PPS: Copyright for photos and text belong to Dawn Wilson and shan’t be used without permission.

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Over the river

Through the woods

Halfway to Shanghai and still digging

And by now, doncha wish you’d packed lighter?

You bet your bippy, my sweetie-pants!

There’s always a one or a two peeps in the world, be it mother or brother or lover, who’s clamped to your ankles like a rock on a balloon, and you’re just gonna keep falling and falling and falling until you go thud at the bottom in a hot speckled lava lamp called Heck (censored).  You’ve just gotta take the initiative to shake ’em off, and realize, they may have your best interests at heart, but they’re still your one-way ticket to see Mr. Satan and swim in his poo.

Check out “And Then it All Went to Heck” by Dawn Wilson, published in Crack the Spine and available here: http://issuu.com/crackthespine/docs/issue_120/6

night,

dawn

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There’s few mysteries in this culture quite like how to make love endure.  You meet.  The heart palpitates. You sweat a lot.  You worry you said the wrong thing.  You mix up the physical with the mental.  You resent a lot.  You get married somewhere in there, eventually, either because it seems like a good idea or because there’s a two-for-one special going on.  You resent some more.  And finally you opt for a good old-fashioned lobotomy!  (Don’t we all?)

For more on how to get a gal to worship your feetsies forever and ever, check out my short story “A Beautiful Candy Shell” published by Curbside Splendor in this month’s issue.  It’s available at: http://issuu.com/curbsidesplendor/docs/cs_e-zine_july_2014/0

night,

dawn

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When you’re obsessed with your progeny, you do amazing things.  Woman lifts car off toddler!

When you’re obsessed with your progeny, you do stupid things.  Mother Twitters hateful messages to child’s classmates!

But having children is the Number One symbol that you have succeeded in being a human being.  (Though there is no test, an often there is much alcohol and memory loss involved in the process.)  And attacking a child who pushes your kid down on the playground and gouging out said child’s eyes?  That’s seen as cute, forgivable, a little overprotective–but wouldn’t every good parent do that?

I get asked to engage in the production of (illegitimate) children All The Time–and not by men soliciting sex, but by family members who are desperate to prove that I’m a “Good Kid”.

Desperation drives you to do silly things.  Check out “A Deterrent” published by Hobo Pancakes, available here: http://www.hobopancakes.com/tag/dawn-wilson/

night,

dawn

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