A SINCERE EFFORT

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Series Begun:
2016-09-07
Series Updated:
2018-05-31
Description:

“I hated him. I hated the way he excelled in death and brutality and domination. But more than that, I hated the way he was necessary, how I needed him to jar me into action… I hated the way I loved him when I inched up out of the terror and returned fire, seeing him soothing too, smiling the whole time, screaming, the whole rage and hate of these few acres, alive and spreading, in and through him.”

The Yellow Birds, Kevin Powers

 

Ocelot has to know that people are not truly sculptures-- he can carve and mold and cast and chisel, form with his hands or with tools, but the shape will always change. There is no point where you are ever exactly what he intended you to be, and you wonder if the people who made him appreciated it the way you do.

Notes:

A fix-it-by-breaking-it series, with a happy ending held in a clenched fist at the end of an arm we haven't grown yet!

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