THE MESSES IN OUR MINDS "Autumn Leaves" After brutally murdering her abusive father, 8 year old Annabelle is left with quite the mess to clean up. No matter how hard she scrubs, she can't seem to remove the marks his his hands have made. With Momma crying and Daddy's mess growing, Annabelle is forced to take matters into her own hands. "Invisible" "Invisible" tells the story of a young boy named Antoine, desperately searching for a way to end the bullying he encounters at school. The monster under his bed, Oogie Boogie, hears Antoine wish to become invisible and is called to action, revealing the dark reality of of Antoine’s dream. "Cheese" When I was six, my babysitter Ami asked what I wanted to be when I grew up. “16,” I replied. Ami snickered. “Why 16?” “Because that’s how old Disney Princesses are. I’m gonna be just like Belle!” I said, twirling about. Last I checked, princesses don’t live in the Southside of Chicago. They don’t wear leopard print dresses short enough to make Daddy cry. They don’t get paid to leave red lipstick trails down Prince Charming, either. A nameless whore in a sea of New York faces reconciles her life with her childhood dream of being a princess. Will she allow herself to be a victim of the world or conquer the city like a rat in the night? "The Timely Death Of Eugene Smith" Eugene Smith is an ordinary, middle-aged, white male who's morning routine consists of eating breakfast, feeding his cat, and deciding if he will either groceries or commit suicide.