The great American dancer Isadora Duncan led a tragic life,
and her worst year – just after the deaths of her first two children – forms the core of Amelia Gray’s powerful new novel, Isadora. Critic Michael
Schaub calls the book “breathtaking”.
you and me are sitting on the ledge of a building. from our perch we can see the distant lights of a music set. it’s twenty one pilots. they are playing semi-automatic, but we can’t hear the lyrics that well, so we look up the song on your phone and play it so the beat matches with the lights on the stadium.
the air is just perfect: the last lingering warmth of the late summer day is casting itself over the town below us. the air smells of summer: flowers, pavement, grass and strawberries. the clouds above are tinged pink with the setting sun. a warm breeze toys with the edges of our t-shirts and ruffles the hair on our heads.
we swing our legs over the side of the building. we mouth the words and drum our hands to the beat, rocking to the rhythm of the sound. the air is clear, and the city is quiet, and we are free.
I’m not so great with words so heres a list of stuff about me; -I’m really into art, lots of different kinds -Mandala art is really cool I like doing henna -Collect postcards -Living in a pretty small town studying A levels -Really into psychology and philosophy and just human behaviour -Documentary enthusiast -I’ll read just about anything poetry, fiction, non fiction -Pretty varied music taste but rock and alternative would be my favourite I’ve always thought it would be cool to have a pen pal and send little gifts and cute snail mail, but it’d be cool to message or email aswell, no preferences really just someone who likes to talk.
Angie gasped when she saw Stan’s new colors, “Banjo! We match!”
Introducing Shiny Banjo!
Yesterday @thelastspeecher and I decided that in the Banjo twins au were Angie and Stan both got de-aged, that when Ford comes to visit the first time he brings an experiment with him to work on. Stan plays a prank on Ford, the experiment chemicals spill on Banjo by accident, and now Stan looks a bit more like a Mcgucket than he used to.
To explain why this would happen, the experiment Ford brought with him from school was one to create a perfect disguise. Watching shows it seemed to Ford that they always ended with someone realizing it was hair dye or pulling of the mask no matter how perfect. So he decided to create a chemical that could change a persons DNA in such a way that their looks changed to someone else, and could only be changed back by drinking a reverse tonic. Ford decided to use Fiddleford as a base for his first tonic, because he was around Fidds the most, this was a prototype so he’d only gotten colors down at this point. Or else Banjo might have ended up with a Mcgucket nose too.
Though the main experiment works great, the reversal tonic is much more dangerous and Ford is not sure it would be safe for a child. Since it helps bolster the new identity of Stan as Angie’s twin, Ma and Pa Mcgucket decide to leave it till Stan is a teenager, and let him take it to put his looks back to normal. Of course, by the time Stan grows back up as Banjo he is used to the look and doesn’t want to change it back, he likes being his sister’s twin after all.