Nelle Tankus, 2017 Lambda Literary Fellow

Nelle Tankus, 2017 Lambda Literary Fellow



hi so this context this is from I'm a Gemini season and and so yeah and in love with Britney Spears and essentially bringing and yeah in penpals and then Mia has relationships and then Britney decides to meet Mina at a cafe in the middle of rural Idaho where Venus is from so that kind of sucks up all of Mia's relationships in her life and that's why this play is happening so at this point in the story Britney has told me that she wants to switch places so Mia will become Britney and birthing will be Mia and was there and now we're going to go Mia and Britney inside the garden of eatin Mia speeds sip retain your first day is made you get home from work and sit down on the stairs and take inventory of your body your toes on the floor to your feet to your shins and knees and thighs you need to eat you got some extra tips that morning so you decide to call your sister to meet a hot mamas in an hour on your way some do calls you a tranny and his girlfriend laughs you thanked them silently because at least someone saw you finally you and your sister again two slices of pesto pizza when you speak you feel your voice clashing with your dress and thick eyeliner but you tell yourself you love it eventually you don't want to be a pretty girl you want to be a white-haired hook-nosed chrome with a caking face and shocking red lips like Baba Yaga flying around on chicken legs with your grandma so do we like burn some candles and cut our palms or what dream and Delilah and dreams apartment dream is wearing a black ball gown Delilah wears a crochet and tube dress that looks much better than it sounds Thanks he hangs up is that your mom my husband hasn't called it all sorry it is actually he said he would protect me he didn't I'm trying to decide if it's worth it to forgive him Janine enters the garden of eatin covered in ash she goes to me and starts pulling her towards the exit Brittney follows and tugs on me in the opposite direction who promised you wouldn't push it give her back ever heard of killing your heroes they should be saying that about God man is my sister she promised me recompense I saw her first her body belongs to God give me back her body she's my ticket to heaven Elijah brilliance multi color play it's a star exploding or a massive camera flash it swallows the entire space the sky everything with a blinding light dream and Delilah entering sunglasses to shield themselves from the light Delilah carries a length of cerulean yarn dream carries tall stakes or posts he and no Isla make their own room out of yarn and stakes big enough for them to fit both of them in comfortably Janine enters with unprotected eyes still covered in ash and disoriented from the light shielding her eyes from it yeah yeah yeah Britney enters wearing sunglasses Britney who pretends to be Mia she doesn't change her voice not anymore you have to go to Twin Falls you smell like Bo : jet flight down the bus I'm not a celebrity anymore darlin Britney vanishes dream and Delilah are in their room made of cerulean yarn as they speak Janeane wanders off into the Idaho desert alone when Pandora unleashed all the evils on earth Virgo was the last goddess to return to heaven she stayed behind to help everyone else and what is she good in return don't know the fires of the apocalypse out no one came to help her not that severe I imagine she herself second so has every woman ever hands on that woman yes but if someone is the last person left alive at the end of the world then you could assume she put herself second to last pretty sure she wouldn't have wanted anyone else to stay but no one offered help she might not have won

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