The Corinthians"I don't remember which of us started taking the bus first. It must have been the girl. Somehow she just didn't stand out to me at first. Preoccupied with becoming just another loser on the bus. Ever since I crashed the toyota I have been deathly afraid of driving myself. The car is fine, I am still broken. When I left the hospital and went ot see the damage to my car, I couldn't see how I could still be alive. The driver's seat had been impaled by a tree branch. But I'm alive somehow. Lucky me!""Why does this girl stand out all of a sudden? She's not beautiful, she doesn't speak to me...or anyone, from what I can tell. She looks like she would have a lot of body hair under that long out of style dress and plastic purple jacket. Disgusting. I pictured in my mind her panties over run with pubic hari like vines up a lattice. Her cup runneth over with dirty black hair. The man with the violin case walks in front of the bus again, and the driver slams on the brakes.
DoritaThe only time I ever saw the box was the only time I opened it. If I hadn't opened it maybe I would have seen it again. I am your own worst enemy. I encourage you to destroy yourself and you just do what I tell you. Fat. Drunk. Stupid. It makes me stronger with every bad habit. If you quit me now, I will destroy you.* * *Dorita stood up and made the same mistake for the last time, which was thinking that their thoughts were about her. Her boyfriend thought it was funny when she took too many drugs. She stopped coming home the closer the months got to graduation day. she tried to hold a McJob but wasn't even together enough to make it work. She didn't love Bobby but being with him made her parents madder. The beatings hurt but they were the only thing in her life that were all about her. She stopped taking the pill.
Life"Life"Here is a pinpoint in the great all encompassing story of life.Page One:Panel One: The scenery is drab, dirty, this is a tenement room in the middle of the ghetto. In the foreground we have our main character, Shashana, and in the background we have her brother and two friends, who are playing around on a computer looking at porn. Shashana is 15, black, with black frame glasses, she looks like she has been working hard all day, while her brother and his friends are inconsiderate and messy. Shashana is looking toward the reader, through a dirty window she is washing.Narration is from Shashana: "That's when the visions began."Panel Two: Close up on the girl's face, her eyes have gone from dull and bored to wide open, her eyebrows arched up in suprise.Panel Three: We see a great phoenix cut through the sky, tearing ugly grey clouds asunder as it approaches. I imagine the world outside that window is not very pre