7 Clues



How do you react to the words, “sock, plane, cup, sex, soap?” 


“Someone handed me a picture and said, “This is a picture of me when I was younger.” Every picture of you is when you were younger. “Here’s a picture of me when I’m older.” Where’d you get that camera, man?”- Mitch Hedburg

The name of the flight- XES 30S- will mean something, like the colour of the sky, or what happened before passengers boarded the plane, when thinking about the last minutes, after. What do the names of colours represent to you?


HOLLYWOOD:      Getting this scene perfect means really getting this close-up after the kiss- music hits a minor- Coldplay, or Adele, have we already used her- before the leaving character walks away and the employee mouths the words ‘the plane is about to leave’- we don’t hear the words- right- now- slow-motion of the persons’ walk to the dark hallway toward this assumed plane- alright- now- zoom to face- face of the person staying behind- tear falling music rises crescendo- here- I want a wide shot here of the person staying in front of those huge airport windows- sense of smallness, right, etcetera- major chord as a plane leaves- character left behind watches plane as some lyrics such as “the way it has to be” or something equally dramatic is sung- right, now, music full volume fade to black.”


1 Totes© Black fur trim slipper sock

2 polupropylene Starbucks© Coffee cups (1 dented)

1 metal Slide-A-Lock© tin door

1 container of Comforting Pink© glycerine liquid soap

4 feet


Family occupying 6.5 plastic seats- jackets and bags included- hypothesizing about why the woman is still standing in the window.

I think she’s crying VS I saw them in the washroom

she’s definitely crying VS things just aren’t the same as they used to be, pass me a kleenex 


You can tell that the trailer with the person at the airport is about relationship drama- you can tell by the music- and, maybe for contrast, it’s squeezed between trailers about murder or war, shiny cinematography barely hiding the goals of the movies, from the films’ financiers; (a) You need a government because violence is random; (b) Being middle-class is really entitled, because look at how these dumb poor people fail, idiots, it’s hilarious (put oppressed groups against each other to shift that awkward focus from the 0.01%); (c) People without religion, or families, are sad; (d) White guys are, well, still in control: Not only the main focus of stories (white guys make things happen, and meaning is later removed by our examination of their reactions), they wrote, directed, acted, paid for and received profit from the film, owned the seats that you were sitting in, let alone owned the company that kind of created a genocide over popcorn kernels. The trailer ends with a frame of a plane rising away.


The interesting way an argument ended thirty-four minutes before tires left tar

Bite marks on plastic cup brim

The moment you realize that you are wearing one sock on an international flight

Soap residue

Thoughts about the lost sock: how long you had been together- where it had brought you; what rooms you had visited; if, since gone, at least to you, relegated to some slow death in an airport LOST AND FOUND, the sock felt lost, too, without purpose, depressed, strung out without the comfort of a familiar setting, the particular grooves of a heel, smell of a boot, pressure of a stoop, unable to grasp the formula of a previous happiness without the exact, same, variables.*

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word by Liam Lachance

colour by Steven Lieske

Author: Word and Colour

words inspired by colour wordandcolour.com

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