sequence :: mani rao

Don’t keep this story to yourself.

When you know the characters, re-read the story.

One day someone goes in search of the fictitious place in your story and
finds it.

Did you make it believe or did you not know.

I got it from our dreams. When all our dreams fell in line I de-duplicated
and filed them for an eclipse.

What made a sequel necessary?

To know if the story was real.

When a story bewilders folding unfolding like origami, take a beaded
chain – place a scene on each bead — break the chain — swallow the beads
— stand still until they settle their own sequence — collapse your intestines
— take a print — install in an art gallery

From Oxford Magazine, 2008 Issue