The Interstices — Where the Thunderbird Flies
Welcome to The Interstices, where the Thunderbird flies.
This is a place of liminal space: of bridges and borders, of thresholds and portals, of visions and dreams, of netherworlds and no-man’s-lands.
It is the place and space I inhabit, a place for those who no one claims, for those, like me, who have had to make their own space in a world that denies their being.
It is a place of lines drawn and shadows cast, of windows and doors, of roads and paths, a space where gates are kept by the Invisible Ones, a place, too, of magic and mystery, of medicine older than time.
It is a place where those who inhabit the space between earth and sky can fly free.
Come. Walk with me between worlds. Learn to fly.
Where do you go when there is no place for you? How do you live with no space to inhabit?
This is where I live.
For now, it will help to retire my emergency medical debt. Eventually, it will fund my work and words, birthed in liminal spaces and sent to fly between worlds.
I’ll be using this platform to fund my writing and other work generally, and also for specific expenses. The initial project will be an effort to defray the $25K in emergency medical bills I’ve accumulated in the last 3.5 months. In November, I suffered what at first appeared to be a heart attack but turns out to be something as-yet-unidentifiable that is adversely affecting my coronary artery and other organs. I have been hospitalized three times, am now on oxygen a significant percentage of the time, and can no longer engage in many very basic activities and functions. What I can still do is write, and this platform will make it possible for me to remain productive in the face of what is now both chronic and acute disabling illness.
These are the subscription levels; the initial overall project goal is $25,000, with a project timeframe of March 1st to September 1st:
- $5 Portals (Images)
- $10 Bridges (Causes)
- $25 Thresholds (Poetry)
- $50 Borders (Politics/Policy)
- $100 Visions and Dreams (Fiction)
- $500 Netherworlds and No-Man’s-Lands (Nonfiction)
- $1000 The Interstices (Memoir)
The IgnitionDeck platform will take some editing to be fully functional, but subscription with be through PayPal, as usual.