Author Archives: madelenr

Maniac

Informant: This one legitimately scared me because I always associate it too heavily with, also, also the other thing that’s scary is that you have to tell it from the second person perspective. So… Collector: Wait, what? ML: You have to tell it from the “you” perspective. So, in this case, you are in your… Continue Reading »

Shotgun

Collector: Do you ever say shotgun before you ride in a car? Informant: Yeah, sometimes. Collector: Do you have rules for that? Informant: It’s usually when we’re on my ranch and we want to go for a ride on the four wheeler, on our ranger, which is like a golf cart. If my brother and I want to… Continue Reading »

Souvenir Keychains

Collector: Um, do you have any, like, souvenirs you’ve gotten from any place? Informant: Yes. I collect keychains from different places. Collector: Where have you been? Informant: Florida, Houston, Los Angeles, Seattle, New York, Maryland, London, Germany, Switzerland, France, um…   Informant is a freshman at the University of Southern California. She is studying Theater Arts in the… Continue Reading »

Cooties

Collector: Talk to me about cooties. Informant: Like, it’s what younger kids, well like, boys and girls think each other have cooties because they don’t like to interact with other children of the opposite sex.   Informant is a freshman at the University of Southern California. She is studying Theater Arts in the School of Dramatic Arts… Continue Reading »