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She remembered how her friend used to say fear was an acronym for
False Evidence Appearing Real.
Another one she had come across—
Fuck Everything and Run.
She was, at present, beyond the scope and warrant of both acronyms.
Real and unreal no longer mattered; running was no longer an option.
The truth moved toward her very simply, with a sweetly fatal air
of almost solemn grace, and the sense of screamless terror which had collected
at the base of her spine since she was a child
stalked its way up to her brain,
where she was forced to watch
the softly flickering projection
of the girl on the screen
who could have been,
or perhaps was,
her twin.


(Photo by Cindy Sherman)

About John Biscello

Originally from Brooklyn, NY, writer, poet, performer, and playwright, John Biscello, has lived in the high-desert grunge-wonderland of Taos, New Mexico since 2001. He is the author of four novels, Broken Land, a Brooklyn Tale, Raking the Dust, Nocturne Variations, and No Man’s Brooklyn; a collection of stories, Freeze Tag, two poetry collections, Arclight and Moonglow on Mercy Street; and a fable, The Jackdaw and the Doll, illustrated by Izumi Yokoyama. He also adapted classic fables, which were paired with the vintage illustrations of artist, Paul Bransom, for the collection: Once Upon a Time, Classic Fables Reimagined. His produced, full-length plays include: LOBSTERS ON ICE, ADAGIO FOR STRAYS, THE BEST MEDICINE, ZEITGEIST, U.S.A., and WEREWOLVES DON’T WALTZ.
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