SHORT FILM PROPOSALS
- A DOCUMENTARY ABOUT THE SCAR ABOVE YOUR EYEBROW, INCLUDING AN INTERVIEW WITH THE LOCAL GEESE WHO SAW THE WHOLE THING BUT NEVER STEPPED IN.
- I CATCH A LEAF ON THE FIRST DAY OF AUTUMN. I THINK ABOUT BRINGING IT TO YOU BUT IT CRUMBLES TO PIECES IN MY HANDS. I DON’T READ MUCH INTO IT.
- A LESSON ON HOW TO PROPERLY SKIP ROCKS.
- A BLACK SCREEN WITH A VOICEOVER READING OUR NAMES BACK AND FORTH UNTIL THE SOUND CUTS OUT.
- A DREAM SEQUENCE IN WHICH WE ARE BOTH SWIMMING THROUGH A POND FULL OF FEATHERS.
- YOU FALL AND I CRUMBLE. A LEAF CATCHES. MY HANDS DON’T READ MUCH INTO IT.
- AN EDUCATIONAL PIECE ON CERTAIN LOCAL, POISONOUS BERRIES.
- TWO GEESE STAND ON OPPOSITE ENDS OF THE POND. THEY DON’T MOVE FOR AGES. THE WATER RIPPLES, DISTURBED. YOU WONDER IF THEY WERE STATUES THE WHOLE TIME.
- A REENACTMENT OF THE TIME YOU AND I HELD OUR BREATH UNTIL YOUR FACE TURNED WHITE.
- AUTUMN CRUMBLES UNTIL IT IS A STONE IN MY HAND. YOU THINK ABOUT BRINGING ME THE PIECES, COME BACK WITH A RED MOUTH. THE GEESE HEAD SOUTH. I DON’T READ MUCH INTO IT.
EMMA keeps finding teeth in her front pocket
half-dusted in copper like metal molting over
if you run your thumb over
a molar’s ridges you can break
the skin to leave a wet mark
like a body half-swallowed
and spit up again
what’s the word for
a girl nearly-drowned?
what name reveals all
her invisible wounds?
I think it must be
something like a bruise:
the insides inking
their way out
like all these
EXT. UNKNOWN LOCATION
a boy with an empty mouth
Emma Rebholz is a Writing, Literature, and Publishing major at Emerson College who probably wants to be your friend. Like her favorite cat mug, she can be described as having “excellent design, delicate details, exquisite shapes, and pleasant feelings.” Her poetry has been recently published by or is forthcoming from FreezeRay, Souvenir, and The Rain, Party, & Disaster Society.