art by jared barbick
| A man emerges from the blue water to squat on the wet sand and draw pictures with his left hand. After twenty years he straightens up and surveys the horizon, positioning himself in the middle of a great drama. The subsequent novel, The Good Same, is never published. The man takes a series of jobs - florist, roofer, cook, clothier, and physiological researcher - while he completes his opus, The Rotten Bridge, A Gypsy Love Story, for which he is currently seeking a publisher. He can be reached occasionally through a thin slit in the ether at firstname.lastname@example.org.