The Show Tell Project

For Seymour's Fat Lady

In the Fires of The Forest

by fyarlgiles

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Tonight,

my mistress will cough on fumes of annihilation

 as she dreams of me in my fine silk gown–

strolling through the flames

of monday dawn

-unscathed-

with a soft embrace

nestled in my pocket

for her to keep

until her time

has burned away

“Sweet Dreams” by Angie Hoover-Hillhouse

Not Stand-up Comedy: Louis CK’s

by fyarlgiles

“Ice Cream” (1992)

Starring his stand-up buddies Laura Kightlinger and Craig Anton, “Ice Cream” is a riff on Golden Era Hollywood films, and it’s the first short to net Louis C.K. a lot of attention. “Ice Cream” played at the Sundance Film Festival and the Museum of Modern Art in 1994. On getting into Sundance, Louis C.K. said, “I got really lucky. It was like the biggest deal of my life when I got that.” The movie was shown on TV in Europe and on US cable networks like IFC and Bravo and won C.K. the Grand Prize at Aspen Shortfest. Most importantly, however, is that C.K. included the movie as part of his submission to be a writer for Late Night with Conan O’Brien, which became his first big TV job. C.K. says the fact that he made his own films impressed O’Brien and then-headwriter Robert Smigel and, along with his reputation as a stand-up, was largely responsible for him getting the job.

(Taken from Splitsider)

This Cage Won’t Last

by fyarlgiles

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It was you who put the sweaty taste

of metal in my mouth

while shouting

about hopeless eternities.

But

you forget

that I have seen the Ivory moon

rising slowly over the

lovers and the liars

who live in dream-stained darkness.

“All Cages Break in the Night” by Angie Hoover-Hillhouse

Artwork by Steven Quinn

Art Heap: The Delight of Drowning

by fyarlgiles

Through amber winds

I hear

the haunting, grey whisper

of a woman drowning

in a memory —

                  in a memory-

that cannot float.

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Photographs by Heather Landis