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About us:

On his way to Russia, Ben fell out of the airplane directly on top of Nikita. Ben used to be a writer and Nikita used to be an artist, but the remaining number of barely workable limbs were only enough to make one body.

So, Ben and Nikita sit, stitched together, paralyzed, and in agony. Unable to give up their joy of creating art, they use the money made from suing the airline to pay a small Russian boy named Sasha to write and draw for them based on the pain-medication induced hallucinations they suffer through each day.

Our Challenge: (Began October 17, 2016)

Each day, Ben writes a flash fiction story, sends it to Nikita, he draws a picture based on the story. Our goal is to do this for 365 days. One story, one picture, per day for one year. So far, so good.

Some of Sasha’s work can also be found at Hijacked Amygdala

For more art and to see some of what inspires these stories, follow us on instagram and Facebook.

Also, you can follow us on Twitter for the day we figure out how to work twitter.

And for Russians, check out our VK page.

22 comments

  1. Hmm, yes, it seems that the comments are almost as weird as the writing on here.
    I quite enjoyed some of your Christmas series, fairly entertaining, if occasionally somewhat self-aware.
    I suspect that everyone here is between 100 and 125 years younger than I am, so I will be unoffended if you totally ignore my opinion.
    I might send one of my alter egos to visit you, that might be fun.
    Cheers

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    • I appreciate anyone who is giving up part of their day to give us a shot at entertaining them. That is really our ultimate goal. That and entertaining ourselves.
      This started because I wanted to practice this year and decided to write a story every day. A friend encouraged me to make a blog to keep me on track even though I barely understand emailing. Then my friend drew for a few of the stories and it fit so well that he decided to draw everyday.
      So everyday I send him a story and he draws it and then we post.
      My point is that we started this in order to improve ourselves and so the opinions and critiques we get are important to us. Even from alter egos and old folks.

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      • Excellent response, sir!
        I am impressed that you don’t take any of this too seriously, my opinion is just an opinion, with no particular validity.
        Writing improves with practice, so this is the only worthwhile advice you can get just now.
        Keep writing.
        Oh, and enjoy yourselves.
        Good luck.

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  2. Great concept to keep the creativity flowing – 1 story per day per year. Inspiring! I have a mind to actualize that for poetry. Bravo and thanks for the follow. Cheers!

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    • Thanks. We always try to make sure everything is quality before we post. Since it is every day I’m sure a few duds have slipped through the cracks but we will try to keep getting better and better.

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