Creative writing practice can be a performative act, a process through which a range of subjectivities can be construed and disseminated. This essay responds to Rebecca Solnit's provocation on stories and Sara Ahmed et al.'s assertions on home/belonging. What sort of “inventive, chance-taking” text might appear, that acts up, or “performs”? I investigate questions of definition, prepositional thinking, affect, and the grammar of dying and death as essay, poetic prose, and the “unconvention” of toggle and weave in a kind of “collective transit.”

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