The Show Tell Project

For Seymour's Fat Lady

Cry of the Wicked

by fyarlgiles


Folded up

in this wrath that

flows like

a river from my lonely gut,

is a purple wound–


that cries and cowers with your children,

pleading for the pain

to die.

“In Me” by Angie Hoover-Hillhouse

Artwork: “She” by Steven Quinn

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

by fyarlgiles


“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.


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.


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


 You see

her apricot shoulders

dressed with auburn wisps

that —drift—- drift

like feathers into the clouds above.

Hovering over your

hungry stares,


she parts her plum, puckered lips

to free a stirring sigh

that breaks your body

and blurs your mind.


is the most heavenly dessert

you will never


“The Voyeurs” by Angie Hoover-Hillhouse

Artwork by Alicia Ortiz

The Grim

by fyarlgiles


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


sickled flower

of bloodless quiet

anticipating its reflection

in me.

“The Grim” by Angie Hoover-Hillhouse

Artwork by Sarah Cruce

Lit Mash: The Grasp

by fyarlgiles


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




Eye am Abundant

by fyarlgiles


“Eye Spy” by Steven Quinn