Update #3

EMMA IS OFF LIVING, WHICH, IN THIS CASE MEANS, EMMA IS OFF WRITING. THE WEBPAGE “CONSCIENCE ROUND” HAS THUS BECOME SENTIENT, AND CONTINUES TO UPDATE. UPDATES TO TERMINATE ON NOVEMBER THE THIRTIETH.

1. What Emma wrote on October 31, 2010 5:13 PM

It’s Halloween, and my mother pours all the candy into an orange plastic colander. I am still in my pajamas, a gown covered in bright red apples, soup spoons, rolling pins, friendly rabbits in oven mitts: a thoroughly domestic print. I think of my classmates, all beautiful children, scrubbing behind their ears, untangling their hair, checking for blemishes. At nine or ten they will assemble in the city square, clothed in what is only considered proper attire on the 31st of the tenth month of any year. Fishnet tights for the gals, and I gather the guys are devising some clever concept costume they will all wear together (last I heard it was Pac-Man and his legion of homicidal ghosts) I do hope they get home happy, healthy and with their wit’s about them. Please don’t get too drunk, boys and girls. Please do not cross when the light is green, please do not let yourselves catch a cold, please do not eat too much sugar. I will be here, at home, passing out candy in a colander out of lack of a better container. I will be thinking of you.

Comments (2)

  1. kylieeeee wrote::

    I swear that somewhere between the screen and the chunner of my gears, these words all turned into some cheap dentist’s pliers and gave me extensive rearranging.

    ZE-ro anesthetic! Not even a local! Not even an icecube!

    I want REALLY REALLY BAD to say something comforting, and consoling, or at least a little distracting, but it looks like we’re gonna have to collectively settle for whatever this counts as.

    (It’d be way easier if you were BITTER and UNFORGIVING, and flipped off the porch light and clammed up the curtains and retaliated by hoarding all the candy AS I WOULD HAVE DONE.)

    Em edit: Kylie dear! These paragraphs are more consolation than you know. Please don’t let yourself be harmed by a metaphorical dentist – I am nothing if not used to and ultimately okay with my unsocialness.

    Wednesday, November 3, 2010 at 4:38 pm #
  2. Kait wrote::

    Wait, so you won’t be writing here anymore? 🙁 C’est triste!

    Em edit: Not at all! I’m just trying to NaNo at the moment, so this is as interesting as a blog post is going to get.

    Wednesday, November 3, 2010 at 8:45 pm #