Short Prose

Week 8 – Where Jake Writes About Something He Has No Idea About

Corsets and the People That Make Them

People that make corsets are obsessed with making articles of clothing that do not only help present an image based on outward appearance, they try and manipulate what is beneath, the flesh. They are a bossy container of flesh that is meant to create a false ideal and help the person inside shove themselves into a shape that they otherwise would not be able to obtain.

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2 thoughts on “Week 8 – Where Jake Writes About Something He Has No Idea About

  1. Jenna Stopper says:

    Jake, I love reading your work! My favorite part of this piece is “bossy container of flesh.” As someone who has worn a corset, I applaud you for your accuracy! This is poignant and still a lot of fun to read. 🙂

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