By Kathy Acker
Jamey lived within the locked room. two times an afternoon the Persian slave dealer got here in and taught her to be a whore. another way there has been not anything. as soon as day she came across a pencil stub and scrap of paper in a forgotten nook of the room. She started to write down her lifestyles, beginning with "Parents stink" (Her father, who's additionally her boyfriend, has fallen in love with one other lady and is ready to go away her). With "Blood and Guts in highschool, " Kathy Acker, whose paintings has been classified everthing from post-punk porn to post-punk feminism, has created a brilliantly subversive narrative outfitted from dialog, description, conjecture, and moments snatched from historical past and literature.
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Then the bear started to move his wings. The wings moved faster and faster and soon the bear rose into the air. He flew away from the beaver and hideous monster's warm house and was never seen again. Janey becomes a woman Slums of New York City. A racially mixed group of people live in these slums. Welfare and lowermiddle class Puerto Ricans, mainly families, a few white students, a few white artists who haven't made it and are still struggling, and those semi-artists who, due to their professions, will never make it: poets and musicians, black and white musicians who're into all kinds of music, mainly jazz and punk rock.
Anyone can do absolutely anything he or she wants. It's all absolutely free. In the brilliant sunlights. Events rise singly out of ... I don't know what I'm saying I gotta get money. I gotta shake hands with the deathworld and death-world is killing off human beings. . We gotta get to a point where we can be together. . I can't take you, Janey. I don't want to know who you are. But if we're not together, we're not going to be able to live. This isn't romance. This isn't about you and me being in love.
Hey, I know you. I was up at your apartment last year. ' a cop said to her. She just looked at him. Flying. She was beginning to fly. They stuffed her into an old black Chevy. 'He won't hurt you none,' said the white boy. 'Why doncha stop crying? I don't like it when girls cry. It reminds me of my mother. He's a nice man. He treated me real good. He picked me up in front of the Blimpies last year and he's taught me how to be a man. I was just a kid before that. I didn't know what I was doing. I thought it was big stuff to take dope, ya know?