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The Healthy Imperative by Byron Alexander Campbell

Posted 16 October 2013 | By | Categories: Byron Alexander Campbell, Reality™ Products, Stories by People Michael™ Knows, Text | 1 Comment

It was supposed to be the year of healthy living. I know that as soon as I post this update, I’m going to get roughly 7 million responses from my BodyWatch Inner Circle (luv ya!) saying, “LaJoindRa, you make that same resolution EVERY NEW YEARS EVE!!!!”! Lol, I know! 😉 [j/k, I luv u guys] […]

iPhone 5 is born from a Gossamer-thin Sac Somewhere in Guangdong Province by C.N. Fusumu

Posted 17 October 2012 | By | Categories: C.N. Fusumu, Reality™ Products, Stories by People Michael™ Knows, Text | 16 Comments

The following is the sensational screenplay by C.N. Fusumu from which the blockbuster, feature-length film of the same title is based (coming to theaters and VOD this Christmas), preceded by the query letter that made it all possible. Dear Hollywood Representation Directory,                Attached you will find a tantalizing preview of the first few storyboard […]

Dogbabies by Byron Alexander Campbell

Posted 11 March 2011 | By | Categories: Byron Alexander Campbell, Media, Reality™ Products, Stories by People Michael™ Knows, Text | No Comments

What follows is a strange text by Byron Alexander Campbell. The formatting requires the text to be a .png, rather than pasted directly into the site. Enjoy! page 1 page 2

Light Ponderings at 5AM by Marty McCahill

Posted 19 December 2010 | By | Categories: Marty McCahill, Media, Reality™ Products, Stories by People Michael™ Knows, Text | No Comments

It’s a Sunday night and I can’t sleep.  I stay in my basement with a minimal amount of lights on.  I change some bulbs on desk lamps that I have strewn all over my basement to different colored lights.  I make it so each room of the basement has a different color.  Where my guitars […]

the s&m dinner. by Stephen van Dyck

Posted 14 September 2009 | By | Categories: Media, Stephen van Dyck, Stories by People Michael™ Knows | No Comments

This is cross-posted from Stephen’s blog: the s&m dinner. A friend of mine in the music school at Calarts, Jason, invited me to go to an S&M dinner with him and his kinda girlfriend Meredith. The whole concept sounded strange: meeting at a restaurant in a public place to be around people with a sexual […]

Drugs and Lies by Marty McCahill

Posted 24 August 2009 | By | Categories: Marty McCahill, Media, Stories by People Michael™ Knows | 1 Comment

Drugs and Lies My summer after my sophomore year I get a job offer downtown.  I take it and say fuck school.  Who needs school if you can land a job this easily?  The job isn’t hard.  Running to court a couple times a day to make some filings.  In-between runs, soak up the pulse […]

Jump: a Jump Answer movement. by Rachel Lynn Trotta

Posted 28 January 2009 | By | Categories: Media, Rachel Trotta, Stories by People Michael™ Knows | No Comments

Jump: a Jump Answer movement. Yesterday I picked up a book on Buddhism. The book is about the Buddhist approach to questions. I read the first few lines to the intro of the book. This is the line that stuck with me: QUOTE If you ask “Where did the universe come from?”, the answer can’t […]

My Life is Your Memoir (words) by Rachel Trotta

Posted 14 November 2008 | By | Categories: Media, Rachel Trotta, Stories by People Michael™ Knows | No Comments

Here is a short radio piece by Rachel Trotta. Radio stories are good and it’s good to close your eyes and block out distractions while listening to them. my-lifeis-your-memoir-words rachel trotta works at a community medical clinic in portland or. the clinic serves alienated clientel: homeless youth, trasngender, iv drug users, people of any age […]

Painting by Roberto Figueroa

Posted 30 July 2008 | By | Categories: Media, Roberto Figueroa, Stories by People Michael™ Knows | No Comments

He stood up from the bed, blood seeping out of his nose, reaching the black hairs of his chest. He sighed, and took several steps forward. The air around him was cold, but he didn’t notice. The blood still dripped, and he sat down. He gripped the canvas in his hands, and stared at it […]

Rooftop Nights #1 by Marty McCahill

Posted 30 June 2008 | By | Categories: Marty McCahill, Media, Stories by People Michael™ Knows, Uncategorized | No Comments

I was in a crowded apartment party in the heart of a trendy area in Chicago. I knew it wasn’t going to be much fun so I decided to drink like crazy. My girlfriend had dragged me to come; one of her co-workers had been promoted so she was having a party for herself I […]