"Afterimage" is a narrative about "a woman who discovers letters and photographs that suggest she has been mislead about her father’s identity. Her real father may, in fact, have been the man she believed was her uncle. In a series of letters before his death in Africa at the end of the war, a strange mystery emerges. The narrator concludes: The reality of the year of 1944, the man, that place, the children in the village - all far in the past:, an inconspicuous, unrecorded history. Yet the materiality of it is the shape of our sorrows - the afterimage of the written plea, the flap of a curtain in the wind, the hum of the African night...

This piece was done in html with text, images, Flash panels, and sound.

The photographs used in this piece are from the estate collections of the late Harvey M. Coverley, Helen Soden Coverley, and Charles Erskine Coverley." -- Marjorie Luesebrink


The Marjorie C. Luesebrink Collection

An unpublished copy.

Marjorie Luesebrink donated this work to the Electronic Literature Lab in September of 2021. Preserved with Conifer by the Electronic Literature Lab. Copy media format: web.