Welcome to The Library
Before the curl of the left-hand staircase is an archway leading into the Library.
The floor is crowded with oriental rugs, overlapping the entire span of the room that extends the depth of the House. The deflated leather sofas and buttoned armchairs inside were gathered from the three other salon type corners of the House, as it was arranged so many years ago, and placed haphazard around cheap folding tables and ornately carved wooden pedestals in this one room.
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Jack & John tell what happened to at Nicholas’ funeral.
Nicholas endures the Black Queen’s final trial wherein he must face his absolute greatest fear: Forgetting.
The Black Queen sends her love and damns Nicholas to his final trial.
Nicholas endures the Black Queen’s second trial wherein he must face his second greatest fear: Losing his way home.
The Black Queen warns Nicholas of her power and his fate.
Nicholas finds himself trapped in a kingdom of white.
Nicholas endures the Black Queen’s first trial wherein he must face his third greatest fear: Imprisonment.
The songs of the Whiteland by Jack and Nicholas.
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Brad tells a secret
Brad drinks truth serum and texts Evelyn.
A painting in oil and mucus.
Evelyn gets tossed around in time, as a gift from Brad.
Evelyn contemplates fidelity.
Brad takes Evelyn to alternate timelines.
Brad and Evelyn’s wedding.
Evelyn and Brad’s wedding.
A poem about the car accident that started it all.
Brad and Evelyn get ready for the White Ball.
Brad gets sucked out of time whilst knocking over a convenience store in a suicide mission.
A letter to Brad about romance.
Brad travels back to 1997 to take Evelyn’s virginity, simultaneously remembering their conception.
How Brad and Evelyn met.
Brad explodes Evelyn with a bomb.
The bomb goes off between Evelyn and Brad.
Brad set out on a journey to the ends of time to get Evelyn to marry him.
Evelyn calls Brad out.
A map in the form of a mixtape.
A facet of Brad’s gives Evelyn some life advice.
Evelyn dreams of her violent childhood with Brad.
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Adam explores the nature and context of the part of himself that is the debatable hero of a fairy tale.
Adam is without a plan.
Adam talks about manhood.
Adam tells Evelyn who he is.
Adam finds the Axe.
Adam discusses the Girl.
Adam saves Evelyn from illness.
Evelyn remembers meeting Rosie.
Evelyn meets Clyde.
The complete Little Red entries available here.
if you've lost a post, check under the chairs. Some are nocturnal and prefer shadows.
Like every other room in the House, you know this room. With its secret passageways behind bookshelves and the familiar green glass of the banker's lamps on every table, the rolling ladders, and the smell of old bindings. The crown molding is dusty and it frames the straight-backed misfit collective of bookshelves along the walls. These bookshelves and the books contained within are modest in number, if you consider the breadth of infinity and its possibilities, and only slightly above average if you consider the fact that they belong to several people.
- gray family
- home of happiness
- little red
- radio nowhere
- all along the watchtower
- jack's journal
- this is why i hate you
- back lot studios
- death of venus
- jayne heir
- oh superman
- siren song
- adam's notes
- The Stage
- fox the villain
- last one awake
A game of chess sits unfinished, the black knight knocked over and rolled to rest at the center of the board. Books are splayed in readiness, taken from the stacks Brad has left, to hold the place of his research into the cinematic depiction of dreams in the new millennium. The cardigan he wears against the draft from the floorboards is the color of baby chick down and lays in a pool nearby, topped with an empty pack of Camel cigarettes.
Ian kills himself, and Gray House looks for the oncoming train.
Part 2 of a letter about Brad’s suicide.
Regarding Brad’s suicide.
Clyde turns wolf and writes Evelyn a poem.
Finding my journal.
Ian and Annik discuss poetry and death.
A letter to Jack about poets.
Adam commits suicide for art.
Matthew takes Evelyn to The Snowglobe.
From one secret world to another.
The complete Shadowplay entries available here.
Jack - Your materials requested for Shadowplay are not available. Evie won't cough them up from her journal, but maybe you can steal them from her room. -Brad
Rosie creates the definitive video mix about herself and Clyde.
A young Clyde reveals himself to an unwilling Rosie.
Evelyn finds Adam.
Evelyn finds Rosie in the Watchtower.
Evelyn finds Rosie with the angels.
Evelyn finds Grady and Dean in the tower.
Brad and Evelyn learn about dragons from Nicholas.
Evelyn finds Brad in Adam’s secret world.
Evelyn jumps off a roof.
More notes from Adam’s lost world.
Adam loses his mind and takes us all with him.
The Library is where the Family does a lot of the discovery of the things they can't bear to hear from each other about themselves. You'll notice the books start to get organized in order of relevance to certain metaphysical or psychological profiles they're working up, the stories they've found themselves in and how they relate to others. This place and the books inside are filled with the answers to every mystery of who you really are and all the places you've been.
We, the Gray Family, don’t really believe there’s a difference between our categories. All playlists could be considered confessions, all dreams are memories of past lives, all secret worlds come with their own philosophies and that relationship is just the definition of mythology. Everything in Gray House, without exception, could be said to be a game of identity. Let’s be real, literature is visual art because you experience it with your eyes. This categorical arrangement of things is just a lot of blurry lines to give the impression of organization in the dense collision of meaning and experience that we have to sift through in this House. To try and explain the otherwise unexplainable. To put any words we can find onto the magic we touch every day. Enjoy, but don’t be afraid to get lost.