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Ad Libs: The story behind the face

Uploaded: Mar 3, 2011
"Eddie Currents was a dreamer. The men at the bank where he worked called him crazy Eddie, and told him to straighten his hat. Serious guys wear their hats directly across their heads, he said. But Eddie only laughed..."

Thus begins Colleen Craig's short story "Eddie Currents," inspired by the work of one of my favorite local artists, Kenney Mencher. As a painter with a taste for short fiction, Mencher decided to start what he calls "an Internet-based literary, graphic design and painting collaboration."

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