From The Non-Adventures of Invisible Girl: The Power of Invisibility

From The Non-Adventures of Invisible Girl: The Power of Invisibility by DIY Danna “I’m gonna tell you a secret about this culture: Women have all the power.” So began the words of wisdom my ex-friend with benefits bestowed upon me to cut off benefits, or how he failed to see what was really right in […]

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Aborting Dancers

aborting dancers by diy danna Police conversation, “Where have you been?!” echos on the wall, tilting pictures of boy and girl ballet dancers. Art collecting questions seemed endless, stretching tights into body stockings into twisted nylon ropes. The late dancer-competing with the frame-cradles her tummy. She put on a smiling face for the crowd, stumbling […]

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headshot

headshot by diy danna She submitted her headshot to Vogue, a bullet wound through the face courtesy of Adobe PhotoShop 6.0 and the Editor wrote her back: “Dear Madmoiselle, You may need to seek professional, psychiatric help. ” Her headshot rests on the table next to the letter in a frame. She still hasn’t found […]

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Let’s Grow Old Together and Die #1 & #2

Stroking Egos at the Retirement Home by diy danna The retirement clock strikes another hour and a patient strokes, weathered hands still clutching the remote. Control is an illusion when she spasms and her senile husband says what she’s thinking- “The children never visit anymore.” then turns the channel to Lifetime. Sweeter Than Sweet Potato […]

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