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Poem: Reverse Vampire

In poetry on 08/27/2014 at 16:34

“REVERSE VAMPIRE”
We’ve gone through the looking glass
wholly.
You only catch up on time
sleeping.

Red wax on white cupboards,
silverfish in the sink,
is this how you imagined living?
They hand out anti–s like it’s nothing.

Change the sheets,
the memory’s overpowering.
Set out traps,
maybe we’ll catch something.

Vice girl,
drunk as a poet on payday
left a candle burning
in the other room.
Means nothing to you.

POEM: Quentyn’s Quest

In poetry, Uncategorized on 07/18/2014 at 17:29

“QUENTYN’S QUEST”
Your body is a time machine
that works at
real speed.

The music under the floor
has risen
through holes in my feet.

I can feel my heartbeat everywhere.

Promise me your coming out for real.
I can’t keep talking in circles
to pages
about these
things that I feel.

I never thought I needed attention.
I never wanted a friend.
But really, man,
I’m dying without you
slowly,
regardless,
I mean, seriously,
either way.

What’s the diagnoses?
Is it possible to deteriorate
from an acute case
of loneliness?

Somebody evict these thoughts from my body,
put them in a jar
that I’ll drink when I’m happy.
Stress is a killer.
I wouldn’t say silent.
Most often aggressive.

Maybe I’ve just been sitting down way too long.

Scripting (Comedy): The Simpsons, Parts 1-6

In Scripting on 01/12/2014 at 19:46

If you live in the Bay Area, congratulations: Channel 12 is making good use of its syndication rights to The Simpsons and will be airing the series in its entirety every weekday at 6 PM.

Dialogue comes natural to some writers, while posing the ultimate obstacle to those who prefer world building and complex descriptions. If you are struggling with dialogue, reading a film or television script (or play) is a great way to get into the rhythm of effective conversation.

And if it’s comedic dialogue you are looking for, who better to learn from than the masters? Season 1 began airing January 6th, so here are a few lines to catch you up.

EPISODE 6: “Moaning Lisa” (Aired 2/11/90)

Marge: It doesn’t matter how you feel inside, you know. It’s what shows up on the surface that counts. Take all your bad feelings and push them down, all the way down, past your knees, until you’re almost walking on them. And then you’ll fit in, and you’ll be invited to parties, and boys will like you… and happiness will follow.