It’s possible Ben regrets his promise to repeat the name of our new YouTube subscriber (selected randomly from the group of new-YouTube-ies) one thousand times. His regret may even be palpable in his half-hour video making good on his pledge. He may even cry for help, or simply cry. He may hit rock bottom and rebound, all the while saying the same name over . . . and over . . . and over. He may grow numb—possibly as numb as the viewer of this half-hour video of him saying the same name over . . . and over . . . and over. Spoiler: he survives. He may smile at the end. You’ll have to watch to see.
About The Author
Since its inception in 2003, The Cincinnati Review has published many promising new and emerging writers as well as Pulitzer Prize winners and Guggenheim and MacArthur fellows. Poetry and prose from our pages have been selected to appear in the annual anthologies Best American Poetry, Best American Essays, New Stories from the South, Best American Short Stories, Best American Fantasy, Best American Mystery Stories, New Stories from the Midwest, and Best Creative Nonfiction. Learn More