Because it feels good to see someone get scared that they’re hurting you.
In this dream, I’m not offended by anything.
“It was easy,” she said. “I was a very good listener.”
Once I found out the Slender Man had tentacles, he wasn’t as scary.
Because sex is violence and all heterosexual sex in the patriarchy is rape.
I went to the doctor and she asked, again, if I was sexually active.
The days spent alone are the weirdest.
If I didn’t hit send, how did he know? He arrives at my apartment smelling of coffee and everything is far less violent than planned so we never speak again.
One clip is of a Great Dane.
Apollonia Saintclair is an artist who was born to the world in 2011. She now lives and works in Europe.
Natasha Stagg is a New York-based writer and Senior Editor at V magazine. Her first novel is to be published by Semiotexte in spring 2016.
Images: Apollonia Saintclair, L'affût (Lying in wait), 2014; La vite de passage (The prom night), 2015; La ménage à trois (Until death do us apart), 2014; La femme introvertie (She tries to reach into her guts), 2013; La broyeuse (The crusher), 2014; La tache noir (The black spot), 2014; Le grand frère (The elder brother), 2012; Le tinder (The perfect match), 2015; Le passage (Let me take you to the other side), 2015