The Show Tell Project

For Seymour's Fat Lady

Cry of the Wicked

by fyarlgiles

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Folded up

in this wrath that

flows like

a river from my lonely gut,

is a purple wound–

unhealed–

that cries and cowers with your children,

pleading for the pain

to die.

“In Me” by Angie Hoover-Hillhouse

Artwork: “She” by Steven Quinn

http://society6.com/terra3/She-Fce_Print

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Not Stand-up Comedy: Louis C.K.’s “Hello There”

by fyarlgiles

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“Hello There” starring Ron Lynch, is The first in a series of surrealist shorts C.K. made for Howie Mandel’s Showtime sketch comedy show. I saw it when I was a friendless  junior high school student and  had no idea where it came from, or how I might ever find it again, but I loved it. And I never forgot it.

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14 years later, following a 4-day netflix marathon of Louie,  I embarked on a brief but ravenous search for all things Louis C.K.  and there it was.  To this day, it  is my favorite of all his short films.

-Angie

At 1:12, you can catch a young Louis walking by in a sweater and a pair of sunglasses. ENJOY!

“Hello There”

A Short Film by Louis C.K.

(Taken from Splitsider)

Pleasantly Objectified

by fyarlgiles

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 You see

her apricot shoulders

dressed with auburn wisps

that —drift—- drift

like feathers into the clouds above.

Hovering over your

hungry stares,

 delighted,

she parts her plum, puckered lips

to free a stirring sigh

that breaks your body

and blurs your mind.

She

is the most heavenly dessert

you will never

taste.

“The Voyeurs” by Angie Hoover-Hillhouse

Artwork by Alicia Ortiz

http://society6.com/aliciaortiz/Understands_Print

The Grim

by fyarlgiles

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A necrotized

claw has sprouted from the

neck of my favorite lace gown.

At first, it was a pool

of strawberry syrup

as bright and red

as a freshly skinned knee–

And then,

under the hanging tangerine fog of a Sunday afternoon,

it melted upward

into a

nagging,

sickled flower

of bloodless quiet

anticipating its reflection

in me.

“The Grim” by Angie Hoover-Hillhouse

Artwork by Sarah Cruce

http://www.society6.com/sarahcruce

Lit Mash: The Grasp

by fyarlgiles

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Anxiety is love’s greatest killer.

It makes others feel as you might when a drowning man holds on to you;

you want to save him,

but you know he will strangle you with his panic.

-Anais Nin

Artwork by Daria H

http://society6.com/daria_h/Grace-NPl

 

 

 

Eye am Abundant

by fyarlgiles

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“Eye Spy” by Steven Quinn

http://society6.com/terra3/Eye-spy-CX8_Print