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September 18 - October 18, 2015

Bicycle Stories

artspace and Richmond Young Writers

Plant Zero Project Space Hallway Galleries

Elena Marshel, Age 14
"Bicycle Faces"
illustrated by CRISTIAN KOSHOCK

I used to think they looked like they had faces. Like, the handlebars were the eyes, and the front wheel was the nose. There isn't much logic behind it, but it was a big, somewhat restricting part of my younger years. You see, I wouldn't get near, let alone ride bikes that I thought had scary or angry faces. I would literally only touch nice bikes. It was a difficult thing to explain, given that it wasn't a very common view of bikes, and I eventually grew out of it, realizing that, in fact, bikes aren't sentient beings, some of which who are out to destroy you, but, I mean, old habits die hard. I still subconsciously seek the faces whenever I see a bike, and secretly, I'm always praying they don't someday rise up and take over.

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