4/16/14

Art by Kathy Rudin & Words by Guillaume Morissette

All The Hyphens In My Novel, In Chronological Order, With My Favorite Ones In Bold




t-shirt
fully-grown
mid-twenties
drama-free
St-Dominique
Mont-Royal
English-speaking
French-speaking
scotch-taped
average-sized
Wi-Fi
self-conscious
part-time
Permettez-moi
five-year-old
role-playing
mid-sentence
anxiety-causing
clean-looking
passive-aggressive
noise-cancelling
eye-opening
self-esteem
double-teamed
made-up
half-expected
key-stabbed
no-emotion
self-confident
first-person
copy-paste
start-and-stop
wall-mounted
lower-end
sub-menus
three-dimensional
self-destruction
mid-February
rock-like
stir-fry
binge-eating
computer-controlled
conversation-worthy
ever-changing
ever-evolving
merry-go-round
twenty-six
mini-bikes
half-decomposed
re-emerged
self-destruct
wife-beater
self-esteem
decision-making
bored-dancing
joke-dancing
shit-talking
self-improvement
self-sabotage
half-awake
obsessive-compulsive
profit-oriented
green-lighted
sleep-deprived
Next-Generation
Cutting-edge
low-hanging
berry-avocado
man-hours
fine-tune
not-even-going-to-try
headache-y
soul-searching
shoulder-length
worn-out
pre-drinks
half-rely
time-consuming
full-time
hands-off
twenty-seven
Fifty-nine
I-hate-myself
level-headed
self-talk
meat-like
rape-check
rape-free
paper-thin
boy-girl
mini-storyboard
seventeenth-century
all-black
follow-up
reverse-engineering
half-capable
around-the-table
dark-coloured
large-headed
out-party
out-young
ex-girlfriend
self-centered
U-Turn
high-five
eco-cereal
ex-boyfriend
post-dated
self-assured
side-to-side
after-party
sketchy-looking
empty-handed
half-attention
fast-forward
St-Laurent
semi-conscious
half-open
drug-happy
short-term
ninety-four
death-defying
half-fucked
half-okay
k-holes
alley-oop
Saint-Henri
re-entry
Lionel-Groulx
massage-for-weed
need-to-go-somewhere
custom-made
e-bills
high-tech
body-image
self-destruction
self-medication
face-off
mid-thirties
realistic-looking
semi-organized
office-like
mid-October
mid-conversation
close-up
confident-looking
self-doubt
left-brained
non-stop


Kate Rudin lives in New York, NY  Guillaume Morissette lives in Montreal, QC


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