The Muted Colors of the Common Inner Landscape

This second person narrative by Josh Sczykutowicz transcends the gap between human and animal. It is a journey into instinct, and the reader is transported deep within themself as they take center stage in the story. We become what we are looking for just as we become lost.

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Perhaps my favorite aspect of Fiction is the ability to be transported, to achieve empathy for those whose experiences are at first glance the furthest from our own. The muted colors of this piece are a reflection of an emotional reflection of our common inner landscape. Travel on the magic of words.

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Shawna is a writer and in Bloomington, IN with an MFA from Indiana University. Her work most frequently addresses issues associated with survivorship. Some of her published writing can be found in The Manifest-Station, HuffPo, Sacred & Subversive, Exit 7, [wherever], and Role Reboot. She writes most regularly on Steemit and her personal site, The Honeyed Quill. Shawna is the creator of #LinkYourLife, the compassion-based community for artists and survivors on Twitter and Facebook. She is Editor-in-Chief for The Relationship Blogger, a site dedicated to mental health, relationships and their intersections. She teaches writing locally as well as online through the Elizabeth Ayres Center for Creative Writing.

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