how you solved being alive

Natasha Mieszkowski interviews
Jacob Guajardo


Our fiction co-editor Natasha Mieszkowski recently had this exchange with Jacob Guajardo, our Issue #14 featured fiction author. Here’s what he had to say about the inspiration behind this piece, the writing advice he’s found most useful, and his evolution as a writer… Read more


Fiction Issue #14

We Have Commandeered Our Bodies to Science

By Jacob Guajardo

We are confined to a room day and night while the doctor runs tests, while we run out of stories to tell each other. We do not remember arriving. We remember only our lives before and not this room. Today the doctor hammers a bottle of lotion against his palm until it hisses, then gives up….
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