hello gang, your resident short fiction correspondent returns with a speculative fiction piece. not sure how many folks here are into interactive fiction but the games of the 2020 IF Comp are open for judging and this entry is one of my favourites so far.
"These are all the weekends that will have passed when you read this."
anyone remember that time sondheim wrote a tv musical, based on a john collier story, that starred norman bates and liesl von trapp and was basically an episode of the twilight zone? it's called evening primrose, and it's good. and this is my favourite song from it.
I'm catching up with this year's Pulitzer Prize winners & nominees, which led me to Alex Weiser's and all the days were purple. I am...enraptured. the album is contemporary classical and sets Yiddish and English poems to music. the first song "my joy" is aptly titled. give it 20 seconds.
A great becoming. Community born from the ashes of life under capitalism, masquerading as romance born from the ashes of our former selves. As meticulously constructed as Primer, but abandoning that film's cold cerebralism for an elliptical sea of pure emotion and association. A masterpiece now more than ever, and definitive pandemic cinema.
Definitely time for me to give Upstream Color a rewatch, because my reaction at the time was visceral dislike and yet I'm inclined to think it's my kind of film. So. Hoping my present self is at a better place to receive this one.