Author Archives: Chad Parry

The Infinite Library

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Jorge Borges’ “The Library of Babel” talks about an incomprehensibly large Library that contains every possible book. Even though there are 25 characters in the Library’s alphabet, Borges points out that transliterations or more complex encodings could represent any language. Each book is limited to exactly 410 pages. A shorter work could still be found in the Library, since later pages are allowed to contain only spaces. A longer work could presumably exist, although critics disagree about the best way that could be done. Continue reading

Cat Lady

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I wrote a song! I’m pretty happy that I could finish it. It’s called “Cat Lady.” This is the score and some synthesized audio. The “meow” vocals are there because they were funny when Olea’s band did them. The lyrics are from a story that Elisa tells.

All in Your Head

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The white fog didn’t look deadly. It would have been peaceful weather for a walk, if you wanted to be alone and were dressed well for rain. Simone was five hundred feet above the ground and fighting a bubble of panic in her chest. She flew a rented Piper Arrow from the 1960s. The manic beep–beep–beep–beep in the cockpit had to be stopped. That type of alarm usually preceded a spin out of control. Continue reading