Saturday, March 19, 2011

keyhole: mirrorL.A.nd

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by Jenka Gurfinkel
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My Alice, the Alice of MirrorLAnd sees herself now in her 20s, just out of college, and spiraling down the rabbit-hole working as an assistant in the film industry, until she lands in the wonderland of LA's underground circus.

Mix the dark undertones of Lewis Carroll's story with a bit of film noir, and a dash of reality -- the gritty, 'only in Hollywood' type -- and the result is a modern-day Alice, not so wide-eyed and innocent as the original girl. Out with the White Rabbit and in with a handsome, white leather jacket-wearing mystery man who may or may not lead to an underground circus. Los Angeles itself becomes a substitute for Wonderland, where nothing is as it seems and the path unfolding before our heroine seems just as topsy-turvy. (And R-rated - this is not a story for the kiddies!)

Visit to read chapters 1 and 2 in their entirety - and stick around for the bonus content. Each chapter incorporates the works of various musicians, fashion designers and artists whose creations have influenced both the story, and the subculture from which it emerged. Hopefully, by connecting the story with the unique Los Angeles culture that has inspired it, the line between fiction and reality will blur just a little bit....

that, after all, is how it is here in MirrorLAnd.


Alice keyhole post created for Alice in WhoLand event by Jenka Gurfinkel author of mirrorL.A.nd
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by Jenka Gurfinkel
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Should Alice open this door?

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