(A woman, thirtyish)
(out of breath) Well, I did it. Put the chair out front. I couldn’t have it in here anymore.
Couldn’t have it my life. I’m making changes. Big changes.
For a while, I loved that chair. It had a history. Good ti
When the chair was new, it belonged to my Grandpa. Grandma and Grandpa would watch t.v. at night. She was in her chair. He was in his Lazy Boy. But then, one day Grandma said the Lazy Boy was just too ugly for the house. She had so
That’s when a tragedy happened. Grandma ca
Maybe a month later, Grandma asked
It wasn’t long before Roger ca
Then, yesterday, I ca
But that’s not how it happened. No, it was another tragedy. When I walked in, there was Roger, buck naked, in the Queen Ann chair. And there was so
So I kicked Roger out. Wouldn’t you have done the sa
I put it out on the lawn by the street. I figure, so
Oh, I’m not really charging rent. It’s an honor system. Like life.
Forecast by The Atomica Project
Christopher Woods' photos have appeared or are forthcoming in CEZANNE'S CARROT, CLAPBOARD HOUSE, SEIN UND WERDEN, PERIGEE, VERDAD, THE SYLVAN ECHO, SUNKEN LINES, NUMINOUS SPIRITUAL POETRY, CELL 2 SOUL and KEN*AGAIN. He has published a prose collection, UNDER A RIVERBED SKY, and a collection of stage monologues for actors, HEART SPEAK. He lives in Houston and in Chappell Hill, Texas.
Photo by Adam Lawrence.
Chicago duo The Atomica Project released their sophomore album "Grayscale" last week, and have been thrilling and chilling audiences in and around Chicago since their inception in 2004. Drawing comparison to Everything but the Girl, programmer/songwriter Wade Alin and vocalist Lauren Cheatham are creating a sound and following all their own. "Forecast" is a song about loss, change and what may hide just beyond the clouds.