Qualified Entry, Second pixelhose Writing Competition. Fiction Category.
By Daniel Murphy
It was like a dream. I could not believe I had returned here to this wretched place. I had not been here for many a year and had only returned when there had been a report on the demolition of this building scheduled for next month. I knew I would not be able to return here ever again so I made a sudden decision to return. Continue Reading
Qualified Entry: pixelhose Photo Essay Contest. Category: General
By Stephen Mead
Statement on Work: These images are from a series in progress, “Our Spirit Life”. They are photomontages which actually had a long hibernation period. My mom passed away a decade ago in January and then this year in the same month my father passed away. Both times boxes of family photos came into my possession. Over the years, I’d written poems and done tribute pieces of art for my parents, but I’d been intending to do something with these inherited photos in particular. Going through them again as I prepared a slideshow for dad’s Wake lines of a Laurie Anderson song kept coming to mind: “when my father died it was like a whole library burned to the ground.” Indeed, knowing how much of my insular upbringing has vanished I created these montages as a memento mori for the life which was, yet also as an acknowledgement of how much it is encapsulated as a living story within me .
Above: Aunt Anne, My Threnody
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