Yesterday I saw the most unbelievable sight!!!! A car covered with plastic animals of various sizes ranging from about two feet tall to less than a half a foot. The animals had been glued (?) or somehow stuck on to the roof, and on top of the front hood and the trunk. It has to be the zaniest "functional art" I've ever seen. The driver, a wild woman dressed in an equally wild outfit (orange shorts over purple tights, with some sort of green shirt) got out for a second to throw something away in front of a store. I wished now that I had run over and asked her how she attached them (Not because I want to decorate my car, but maybe one of my characters might...).
So what would you cover your car in?
- Originally from Vermont, I now live in North Carolina. My work can be found in recent issues of REAL: Regarding Arts and Letters, The Jabberwock Review, The Emerson Review, Storyglossia, The MacGuffin, Confrontation, Passages North, SmokeLong Quarterly, elimae, wigleaf, and Pank, among others, and forthcoming from Gargoyle #57 and REAL: Regarding Arts and Letters. One of my stories has been translated into Farsi by Asadollah Amraee, and many others by Jalil Jafari, two of which have been published in the Iranian journal, Golestaneh Magazine. For two years I worked as an assistant editor for Narrative Magazine. Currently, I serve as a mentor for Dzanc's Creative Writing Sessions. I'm working on two novels and a short story collection. In May, I was awarded the Carol Houck Smith Contributor Scholarship for the 2011 Bread Loaf Writers' Conference.