Seven Second Stories: Snowy and the Farmers (4 of 4)

by Richard Baldasty


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Richard Baldasty’s microfictions in collage have appeared recently in Foliate Oak, Angry Old Man, Shuf, and Empty Sink Publishing. He lives in Spokane; on Twitter @2kurtryder.


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These four images use cuts from thirty-five different paper sources, ranging from out-of-print books, old calendars, and advertising flyers to glossy corporate reports to shareholders; from a 1930s Brownie snapshot to an illustrated history of clothing, etc. The unlikely juxtapostions are meant to create an unstable visual code subject to each viewer’s subjective interpretation.   


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