We were given a flicker of time in which an entire other life might be carried out, birth to death, as an exercise in paying attention, ....
November 10, 2008 11:58 AM   Subscribe

Some nice stuff. I just skimmed it. Seems like a nice person to boot.
posted by cjorgensen at 12:18 PM on November 10, 2008

These are amazing stories...
posted by schyler523 at 12:19 PM on November 10, 2008

That first story was lovely. Thanks ortho, I look forward to reading more.
posted by maryh at 12:19 PM on November 10, 2008

Ok, my world comes full circle. My girlfriend showed me this person's Etsy store. It deserves a link as well. Post appears to be a double though (but from 2005 and that link is broken).
posted by cjorgensen at 12:26 PM on November 10, 2008

Let's hear from the author herself!
posted by smackwich at 12:28 PM on November 10, 2008

I've read this before -- where? Was it posted to Making Light, at some point?

Good good stuff, of course -- just hauntingly familiar...
posted by jrochest at 12:30 PM on November 10, 2008

Brilliant story! What wonderful writing. Couldn't get enough, so satisfying. Good to go from one story to the next and the next. What a treat.

Infinitely more uplifting than this recent one of a contractor finding cash in a wall.

I loved reading it with the visual companionship of spidercamps charming creations on Etsy.

Bunny for Obama. Hope. *want

But the Oh Shit one is cool too. oh wait, the omg one rocks!

Thanks for this post orthogonality.
posted by nickyskye at 12:37 PM on November 10, 2008

Heh, the pipe links tell you that these were at least partially formatted for everything2; e.g. How did I get here, Sarah?

I briefly met JP 6 years ago, and she's a wonderful wonderful human.
posted by knile at 12:39 PM on November 10, 2008

These stories are all fantastic, all in different ways. I particularly liked "Do you remember how small your body was when you were five?"
posted by Solon and Thanks at 1:46 PM on November 10, 2008

Oh, and knile: thanks for explaining the [thing with the brackets|weirdness.]
posted by Solon and Thanks at 1:47 PM on November 10, 2008

Holy crap, Jessica Pierce. She was an old-school Everything2 editor back in the day. She's pretty neat. There's more of her writing on E2.
posted by signalnine at 2:16 PM on November 10, 2008

God, these stories are beautiful. Thanks for sending them my way, orthogonality.
posted by Sfving at 2:48 PM on November 10, 2008

These are wonderful. Thank you.
posted by rtha at 4:16 PM on November 10, 2008

I really liked the first one, but was the second one supposed to have so many brackets? They were making me dizzy.
posted by fermezporte at 4:47 PM on November 10, 2008

jrochest - Making Light would seem to triangulate, because I've read the first one, too. And I don't know where or when. But I do hang out at ML.

This is good stuff. Great for my politics hangover.
posted by Michael Roberts at 5:18 PM on November 10, 2008

posted by joannemerriam at 6:02 PM on November 10, 2008

Wow, I thought that name was familiar
posted by LobsterMitten at 9:09 PM on November 10, 2008

by a Mefite

Are we supposed to guess?
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 4:52 AM on November 11, 2008

The MeFite author of these great stories is jessicapierce.
posted by nickyskye at 5:46 AM on November 11, 2008 [1 favorite]

Thank you for posting this.
posted by ceribus peribus at 10:59 PM on November 11, 2008

This post has been sitting in an open tab in my browser for days while I try to accomplish other things, but I am so very glad I came back to it. What wonderful stories. They left me feeling more vulnerable, and yet stronger. More human. Thanks.
posted by vytae at 2:16 PM on November 13, 2008

That was hauntingly gorgeous. The second story definitely gave me this tingly feeling. In a good way.
posted by Phire at 12:14 PM on November 14, 2008

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