Ghost Writer

GHOST WRITER is a prompt-based project by Tracy Danger Mumford. It is an autobiography written in the dark. Revolver provides biographical info of an unnamed historical figure in the form of prompt sentences and Tracy spins entire universes out of the inch of thread we give her. There will be 30 installments, released every other Sunday night. All accompanying art is by Anita Carril.

Hello
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Hello by

I believe I was the first to blow my firing squad a kiss.
 
Pucker up, lovelies, if you have lips.
 
Lips were introduced on Model 4501. They’re molded plastic, in Mamie Eisenhower pink. Someone on the fabrication team must have had a thing for his mother.

Revelation
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Revelation by

There is no worse prison than a prison run by nuns. If you are thinking I am talking about yardstick nuns, you are wrong. Those are Past Nuns. These are Future Nuns.

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Hop, Hop by

Holding the bottle of invisible ink, I told him: “This is not my color.”
 
I’d made it too far by then to be caught by some barely grown soldier with an untidy hair garden on his upper lip.

Five to One
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Five to One by

Even my shadows couldn’t keep up with me.
 
They’d been following me from Montreal; two thick-mustached men who thought I wouldn’t notice they had no bags on a transatlantic trip.

Pearly Whites
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Pearly Whites by

I have found that secrets are best kept when your gown is bundled at the bottom of the bed. They don’t need to know who you work for, where you’re really from — or that your teeth aren’t real.   My replacements are perfect, lined up in my mouth like a picket fence. They can […]

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Group A by

We welcomed you into Group A when Mr. Goldstein assigned you there. We didn’t object. We didn’t ask for a different partner, even though your computational skills are lacking.