Monday, May 17, 2010
Map of Fog 1
Five true stories about life in San Francisco: a suicide's corpse at a fancy hotel in the Financial district; a man going into a seizure on the subway; lesser known spots in the Sunset district; stabbing at a rock show; and the written result of eating a half-eighth of psychedelic mushrooms and then sitting down at a computer to type about the experience.
Here's an excerpt from the suicide story:
It takes about fifteen seconds to get from the back of the ballroom to the front of the hotel, if you’re in a hurry. I must have had a hundred different thoughts during those fifteen seconds: what would the body look like?; would there be blood?; would I faint or throw up?; would we have enough equipment to be of use?; should I take advantage of the option Ron had granted me, so long ago, to refuse to be a part of the whole operation? While my mind raced, my body seemed to be shifting somehow, too. My heartbeat grew to fill my ears with heavy pulsing, so that all the sounds around me came piercing through a wash of dull noise. I could feel the wind against my face, as if the air had thickened and I was physically pushing my way through it. The world around me seemed to slow a little. I felt almost like I was walking under water.
The zine has 24 pages, 18 pictures, and more than 10,000 words. It'll probably give you about an hour's worth of reading time, depending on how fast you absorb text.
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