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Three Things: The Insect Edition

2013 December 9
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As the spiders and other creepy crawlies move indoors for the winter, let’s not allow the [insert opinion here: horror? fascinating migration? non-event?] go to waste. The next insect you see, set down that wad of toilet paper for a moment and pick up your pencil. At the very least, the little bugger deserves a eulogy, don’t you agree?



Daisy Tainton, Untitled, ca. 2012. Insect diorama.



Francesca Sundsten, Fly By, 2011. Oil on canvas. Grover/Thurston Gallery, Seattle, Washington.



Salvador Dalí, The Ants (Las Hormigas), 1929. Gouache, ink and collage on thin plywood.


This week is Online Open Mic! We’re taking a break for the month of January, so this will be your last chance to submit your work-in-progress prose or poetry piece for two whole months!

Submit today and tomorrow, and get feedback from your fellow writers on Wednesday. Hop to it!


Three Things: Dream Edition VI

2013 February 4

I’ve had some nutty dreams of late. Which means it’s about time for another dream edition. This time, let’s bring the dreamer into the picture.


Salvador Dali, Dream Caused by the Flight of a Bee around a Pomegranate, One Second before Awakening, 1944. Oil on canvas. Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, Madrid, Spain.


Jeremy Geddes, A Perfect Vacuum, 2011. Oil on board.


Henry Fuseli, The Nightmare, 1781. Oil on canvas. Detroit Institute of Arts, Michigan.