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Today's Story by Stuart Hopen

I am going to make an art flick about our love affair.

Serialization Sunday: The Flick – Chapter 13

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Our second novel, Hoodoo, tells a story of visionaries, heretics and lunatics in Utah, centered on a 12-year-old girl who believes that God wants her to have an affair with her guidance counselor, can be found in full here.

Our current novel, The Flick, is the correspondence between a legendary porn star of the 90′s and the girl who got away – and kept going.  Read previous chapters here.

Letter XIII

October 2, 1990

Dear Phoenix,

I am going to make an art flick about our love affair.  You’ll either do it with me or I’ll do it alone.  I’ll use what ever tools come to hand.  If you want a say in the final result, if there’s any ideas you want to put across, if you want more than my part of the story inserted, you’re going to have to hold up your end.

The next scene is yours.  The ball is in your court.

Love, Die.


Stuart Hopen’s writing has been published by various comic book companies, including D.C., Marvel, Eclipse, Amazing, and Fantagraphics. His science fiction novel, Warp Angel, originally published by Tor Books, will soon be reissued by the Misenchanted Press in a newly revised edition.  Cannibals, a series of six interrelated novellas, will be available online in 2014.   


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