22
Sep 08

Resplendence: Journal 5

It’s been a few weeks since I splashed Shin with paint. I feel really bad and I asked the teacher when he’s coming back, but the teacher tells me he can’t tell me that. There’s a new teacher named Ella and she knows Shin from college. She’s very nice and smart, and she likes to have us paint. I told her about the Gold Lady and the Man with the Four-Way Hips, and she always enjoys listening to my stories. I showed her some of my drawings and she told me I should definitely make more drawings and pictures.

I asked Ella if she thought Madonna was Wonder Woman and she smiled and said, “Madonna’s a wonder woman but she’s not Wonder Woman.” I asked her about Shin and she told me he’s in a night class with her and they get to read a lot of interesting stuff. I told her to ask him if she thinks about the Gold Lady and the Man with the Four-Way Hips. I know they miss him too.

“Feuille 6″ will be posted on September 26, 2008.

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22
Sep 08

Resplendence: Benny’s Narratives

For the past few weeks, I’ve been posting various entries that are part of Resplendence, this body of work that tells a young man’s story about suffering in a mental hospital and finding salvation in the Gold Lady, who he describes as a “saint and much more.”

Here is the first part, which I originally drew, wrote, and compiled as a self contained short story. It was published in Trepan in 2001.

Meet the Gold Lady, meet Benny. Warning: some things in this story are very messed up. Language isn’t safe for work.

Benny’s Narratives

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