A digital edit I created. This is 4 different photos mashed together then treated with various artistic alterations and filters. Likeness of the centaur is compliments of model Lauren Bullock.
I love Thoreau, but reading him is, in itself, a labor. I wrote a response to Thoreau's essay on "Economy" from "Walden", then discarded it. Another and another. Finally I let go of form and any desire to try to sound insightful, and I wrote this. It's about my writers block if anything. Food … Continue reading Writing Through Thoreau
What a lovely and thoughtful poem, rich with complex emotions. The form is so appealing. I am so glad I stumbled upon An Intoxicated Storyteller
It is not something that you’d ever dreamt of attaining,
when your life was an oil-pastel painting, with a few crayons
and sky-scraping dreams carelessly scattered, strangely watched over by
the chaotic combination of R. L. Stein and Enid Blyton. No, even
when the rush of hormones caused a vivid, painful alteration to the harlequin scenery and
to those scattered jigsaw pieces, you did not want to grow up.
It did not slap you in the face- the stinging pain lasted longer than that. Instead,
it devoured your being, your soul, and parts of you that had no identity- its presence
an epidemic creeping into your flesh, celebrating the grand descent
in every scandalous step. No, adulthood did not arrive with the blood between your thighs
or the prickly hair along your jaw. You knew it was here- when you saw a monster on the other side
of the mocking…
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Benjamin Franklin is credited with the first political cartoon in America (U.Virginia) Since then, political cartoons (poli-toons) became a loud voice in American society. And even though the political cartoon is still popular, the meme has caught up with it in social importance. Political memes don't require the artistic talent of political cartoons, nor do … Continue reading Are memes the new political cartoons?
I've recently started writing for https://patientsrising.org/ an organization that fights for patient's rights to access life-saving treatments. This is my first article for them which I wrote to follow up on the energy created on Rare Disease Day, titled, The Challenges and Hopes of Living with a Rare Disease . Enjoy. IMAGE: Google, labelled for reuse
I stood at the edge of a cliff. It wasn’t a cartoon cliff, no 90 degree drop into oblivion. It was a sloping grade that trees had proven incapable of grabbing onto, and from my point of view, one step onto that grade would be a terrible tumble to the inevitable drop beyond. When … Continue reading The Cliff – a comedy
he bull frogs in the bog sound their tubas Echoing off dead trees like tooth picks in the porridge The partial moon pours ghostly light from her endless urn It paints each thing with histories, unremembered
"Is he one of them, one of those? All blood looks brown in the moonlight."
What follows is an excerpt from a novel that is currently seeking publication. I have co-authored the larger work with Mariana Tamborell but this section is written solely by me, Jim Sliney Jr. I provide it here as an example of some of my longer length writing. BEGIN FRAGMENT: In my last two experiences I … Continue reading Writing Sample from novel length work
10/13/15 It sails across horizons The far off beating drums of death Up into the stars they echo The black night closes around me Once I knew a boy Just a year older than me, my friend He sailed across medians To be eaten by the highway by jim sliney jr image: Flicker/Steven T … Continue reading Away to the Horizon