By Sarah Priscus.
“The kid next to me on the charter—bearded, but a baby—asks why I’m crying, and I lie and say my parents have died in an oil fire, a donut-frying accident, and he hands me a bottle of orange juice because he knows I’ll need my strength.”
urban dream in London by Mirja Nuutinen.
The Blood Pudding – November 27, 2023
Sarah Priscus is the author of Groupies (2022, William Morrow and Co.) Her writing has appeared in Electric Literature, Literary Hub, and in her sporadically-updated Substack (https://sarahpriscus.substack.com.) She spends a lot of time on the bus. You can find her at sarahpriscus.com, on Instagram at @sarah.priscus, and on Twitter at @sarahpriscus. She is represented by Mariah Stovall of Trellis Literary.
Artwork: Attracted and curious of communication in all its various forms and its evolution through centuries, Nuutinen is able to capture underlying messages of today’s society, to discern that intrinsic need of the human being of being understood and the need to leave a mark. From graffitis to social media, her reflection is attentive yet heart-lighted. Sensitive to the interpretation of a collective subconscious with the end of leaving a trace for future generation and to current mass media, often chaotic and absurd.
Mirja Nuutinen’s art reflects our time. You can find her work here.