A notebook entry.
Your notebook entries are so useful as an example of what can be achieved in such a small space. Loved this one. Thank you for sharing.
This reminded me of when one is on the homestretch of finishing a novel. Trapped in a limbo between life and death. And then I thought of how it must feel for both the Israelis and the Palestinians of the diaspora right now.
Did you ever happen to read my essay, “Perdition Days”? It was a personal essay about my experience with Cotard’s delusion—the rare delusion that oneself is dead. Not unlike this vignette!
So striking! Makes me want to know the rest of the story!
I love this. I can relate to feeling like the undead, going through life but not living. The last line made me laugh: "It was a summer spent in the afterlife and it was not all bad." It's a perfect last line for this essay. It gives me closure :-)
I got it in an email.
I loved this one. Something short can be very weird (in a good way!)
Absolutely loved it!!❤️
I know this was part of your unreliable narrator example, but can something like this be constituted as a vignette also? I'm trying to understand the moment-in-time aspect of a vignette, but also how this was written, that it kind of sort of unravels the character of the writer, is it not also a vignette (perhaps if it was part of a vignette novel or something?
The more I read, the more stupid I feel.
Loved this one Summer!
Feeling mostly dead these days--a combination of hormones and life not moving in the right directions. A very stagnant feeling. Thanks for sharing. Needed this today!
Oh Summer. This is perfect.
I lived as an undead for five years .... and am writing about it now, which means revisiting and trying to remember what it felt like in that place. Which is this. This is what it felt like.
Very intriguing...keep going.
This reminds me that writing is fun. Well done.
Thank you for these words. xo
Haunting, lovely, relatable. <3