it’s a shame the original caption for this is gone bc it was a really nice story. An author decided he wanted his 2000-ish word essay tattooed onto people, but only one word per person, if someone was to die, the story would be gone.
It’s kind of amazing to think, imagine being that author and having a story that could never be read, yet it could be anywhere in the world. idk man I just think it’s pretty incredible.
"Shelley Jackson’s Skin project, a 2095-word story published exclusively in tattoos, one word each on as many willing volunteers, so it can never be read in its proper order, but just exists, pulsing, out in the world at all times."
You know what’s the coolest part? If those 2095 people where ever to get together and try to write the story, they have extremely high chances of writing a different story that the one the author intended. They’d even want to write a different story each. With no more clues than punctuation, and 2095 words floating around and 2095 people being part of it, Shelley Jackson story is just one in a hundred possible stories.