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Interview with The Artist

Interview with The Artist

written by: Teodora Vamvu



“I’m sure you’ve been asked this many times before, but where do you draw your inspiration from?”

I want to say it’s playing hide and seek with Mom; me hiding, her seeking shelter at the sound of wobbly footsteps. Squeezing my eyes shut as he pinned me down and whisper-grunted in my ear, ‘You like it, don’t you, bitch?’ Swallowing the promise of a normal tomorrow with the morning-after pill and a glass of stale water.

Instead, I plaster a smile and answer, “Oh, you know, the usual. Nature, stimulating conversations, long walks in the park, good prose.”

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