Absurd of a Feather – Amman Sabet

I’m getting a note from my doctor that will keep me out of the pool for gym. It’s not that I can’t swim. Last year I came in third place for breast stroke. This is different. I’m uncomfortable with taking my shirt off now, and I’d rather spend the period studying in the library while the other kids do laps and cannonball into the deep end. “Terrence,” my doctor tells me in his examining room. …

About Amman Sabet

Amman Sabet is a design strategist and author living and working in Los Angeles. He is a graduate of Clarion, an autodidact, avid poké connoisseur, and enjoys the discovery in trial and error.

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Amman Sabet’s story “Absurd of a Feather
in Metaphorosis Friday, 8 March 2019.
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A question for Amman Sabet

Q: What happens when you hit writer’s block head on?

A: I go to museums. I move my body. I try to return to the substantially less interesting story of my own life for a bit rather than linger in front of a blank page. When I’m blocked, it’s usually because I’ve become a “dry sponge”. Once I’ve sopped up a bit of inspiration, I don’t write. I draw for a bit. I find that when I draw, I often tell myself the story of what is happening as I put the drawing to the page. That doesn’t always unblock me, but it does help.


Amman Sabet’s story “Absurd of a Feather
in Metaphorosis Friday, 8 March 2019.
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