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When It Becomes A Habit is an extremely short story that paints the picture of two people who cling to each other for entirely different reasons. It’s blunt, vivid, and an edited flow of conscious thoughts that come together and create a relatable story. You can bend it or twist it to mean whatever you want but at the end, it’s very clear that this is a story of what it means to allow someone or something to become a habit in your dependent state.
We're following Orisa as she tap dances on the line that divides self sabotage and self care in Seeing Other People. As that line get is blurred, Orisa tries to understand the difference between emotional independence and emotional reservation while the men in her life begin to make their roles clear. Seeing Other People is a short story prompted by the question: Why do people assume a woman/femme's end goal is marriage?
NICE THINGS PEOPLE SAID
"Well first, I loved it. You threw me right into the story with that opening and I was along for the journey from the rip. You did an amazing job of peeling back the layers to the story and uncovering the underlying emotions that you needed to convey.”
Jordan Plain, Visual & Written Creator | When It Becomes a Habit Review