In “The Falling Girl” by Dino Buzzati a young girl commits suicide from the top of posh skyscraper full of apartments and offices. Time is suspended as she falls. As she falls, people examine, comment, and question her from windows. By the time she reaches the ground she has extraordinarily aged and is now an old woman.
An interactive narrative installation of the story by Scott Snibbe and Annie Loui.
A podcast of the story:
A crossword puzzle of the story.
A scientific article on the fourth dimension tangentially connected to the story.
And another falling girl:
John Madera's fiction may be found in Conjunctions, Opium Magazine, The &Now Awards 2: The Best Innovative Writing, and many other journals. His criticism may be found in American Book Review, Bookforum, The Review of Contemporary Fiction, Rain Taxi: Review of Books, The Believer, The Brooklyn Rail, and many other venues. Recipient of an M.F.A. in Literary Arts from Brown University, John Madera lives in New York City, where he runs Rhizomatic and manages and edits Big Other.