Meet Mike. Mike wants to be a responsible human, but he’s buried in student loans and job prospects are bleak in the down economy. What he needs is a well-paying job that provides health care. This is what leads Mike to accepting a job at NEOTAP, a government-run prison.
But NEOTAP is unlike any other prison. NEOTAP is a place where the employees are treated no better than the prisoners. Where your personal conversations are monitored. Wait, do you feel that? That’s not the ever-loving presence of God you feel. It’s NEOTAP, watching you right now. Worst of all, employees and prisoners alike are disappearing from NEOTAP. People who show up for work one day might be gone the next, their existence erased from all NEOTAP records.
After becoming aware of the string of disappearances, Mike and Monica Whitten, a fellow NEOTAP employee, team up to discover the truth behind NEOTAP. But before Mike and Monica discover the violent uprising on the horizon, they will drink pumpkin spice lattes from Starbucks, they will watch movies on Netflix, they will form a meaningful relationship in hopes of one day achieving the five pillars of a happy life.
Repeat after me:
Go to work and do your job. Care for your children. Pay your bills. Obey the law. Buy products.
- Photo Booth
The Weaklings (XL)
by Dennis Cooper
from Sententia Books
Here in my hand I hold the new book of poetry by Dennis Cooper. It will be out from Sententia Books in December. I got to work with Dennis on the design of the book. The poems, unsurprisingly, are about how it’s hard to be a kid and get along in the world. Is Dennis Cooper the most sympathetic person in the world?
Chris is weeping in my arms and I mash my lips together and think about how he’s paying me 30 bucks an hour to weep in my arms.
This is the part of the job that I hate the most: when they start wigging out and I have to comfort them. It’s all mostly funny up until this point—they tell me…
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some photos from this is happening whether you like it or not 5x5, my reading series with ashley opheim in montreal.
this was a five by five reading, meaning five live on skype and five live in person. our lineup featured internet friends daniel alexander, mike bushnell, ana carrete, thais benoit and heiko julien as well as irl friends julie mannell, jay winston ritchie, marie darsigny, andrew jamieson and reid jenkins.