In which we discuss
1. "Demon in Aisle 6" by Matthew Kressel, Nightmare Magazine
2. "Hungry Daughters of Starving Mothers" by Alyssa Wong, Nightmare Magazine
Along with, among other things...
What, if some day or night a demon were to steal after you into your loneliest loneliness and say to you: "This life as you now live it and have lived it, you will have to live once more and innumerable times more; and there will be nothing new in it, but every pain and every joy, and every thought and sigh and everything unutterably small or great in your life will have to return to you, all in the same succession and sequence? -- even this spider and this moonlight between the trees, and even this moment and I myself. The eternal hourglass of existence is turned upside down again and again, and you with it, a speck of dust!"
Death & The Dangers of Metaphors
- ”There are no metaphors, or everything is a metaphor”
- “Metaphors are dangerous, Metaphors are not to be trifled with. A single metaphor can give birth to love.” - Milan Kundera
- “The Cloud and Other Dangerous Metaphors”
- “The Perils of Metaphorical Thinking”
- “Metaphors” by Sylvia Plath
Love & Scarcity
- “Lessons in Love, By Way of Economics”
- ”Maybe love is just an economy based on resource scarcity” - Father John Misty
- That film Orange County, with Colin Hanks and Kevin Kline. Also, Jack Black.
- Lynda Barry
- As I Lay Dying
- The Haunting of Hill House
'Her little cup,' the mother was explaining, smiling apologetically at the waitress, who was thunderstruck at the thought that the mill's good country milk was not rich enough for the little girl. 'It has stars in the bottom, and she always drinks her milk from it at home. She calls it her cup of stars because she can see the stars while she drinks her milk.'
- The Nobel speech where William Faulkner mentioned “the heart in conflict with itself…”