My latest post on Hijacked Amygdala is a collaboration with Ashley Lily Scarlett, inspired by one of her photographs. Take a look, and while you’re there, please click through to her sites where she posts some fantastic work.
25 Staples – by Ashley Lily Scarlett
A collaboration …
Words by me.
When I was twelve, Dad’s work took me from our small town home in Nevada, to the city of Detroit. We rented a run-rundown house just off 8 Mile Road, neglected and dirty, but Dad said it was cheap. The backyard was huge with a big oak tree in one corner, off of which hung a double-width swing suspended on thick ropes. I sat on that swing, alone, most days.
When I was thirteen, as a gawky boy from the dust of Mojave, I found it impossible to make friends. Kids used to either beat on me or ignore me. Then Macie moved in next door with her Mom and Dad. She was even more weird…
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