A well-intentioned yet horribly misinformed adolescent makes a monumental miscalculation of both form and judgment.
I Was a Preteen Nightmare was produced for the 2007 TCF ShortDocs Challenge: Dollar Storeys.
Jill Dorothy Summers’s audio fiction has been featured internationally by Chicago Public Radio, the Third Coast International Audio Festival, and New Adventures in Sound Art. Her work has appeared in Stop Smiling, Ninth Letter, and MAKE magazine, among others.
The Dollar Storeys project invited any/everyone to produce a short audio work inspired by one of three items purchased at a dollar store:
- ceramic mug sporting feisty feminist banter
- 4-pack of wooden mousetraps
- an old-school bicycle bell
I Was a Preteen Nightmare was inspired by the feisty mug.
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