After the Beep

A COLLECTION OF SUBMITTED VOICEMAILS

EXPLORING THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN COLOR AND SOUND

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THE SHAKINESS OF BREATH AND LOSS OF WORDS CAN ONLY RESULT FROM A SADNESS SO DRASTIC EVEN AS TIME GOES ON THE DAMAGE STILL LEAVES HER BREATHLESS. I DON’T KNOW WHO “BUG” IS, BUT I PRAY HE HEARS THIS SUBMISSION 161 DARK BLUE

VOICEMAIL MY DAD SENT ME FOR MY BIRTHDAY LAST YEAR BEFORE HE WENT TO REHAB SUBMISSION 157 RED

SUMMER OF 2013. YOUNG LOVE. IT’S BEEN 6 YEARS. SUBMISSION 156 YELLOW

MY BOYFRIEND AT THE TIME HAD GOTTEN DRUNK AND MADE A FOOL OF ME AGAIN SUBMISSION 155 LIGHT GREEN

ONE OF THE MANY VOICEMAILS MY SISTER SENDS ME WHEN I DON’T PICK UP THE PHONE SUBMISSION 154 YELLOW

HE TOLD ME HE LIKES MY BUTT AND WANTS TO BUY ME CHICKEN NUGGETS SUBMISSION 153 PURPLE

HE LEFT THIS VOICEMAIL IN JUNE OF 2015; I CALLED HIM BACK AND MET HIM AT A BAR SUBMISSION 152 BLACK

MJ’S CROSS COUNTRY FLIGHT AND MY BIG CITY MOVE SUBMISSION 151 YELLOW

HURRICANE HARVEY HAPPENED BUT HE DIDN’T EVEN CHECK IN SUBMISSION 150 BLACK

SOMEONE WHO SENT ME A WRONG MESSAGE, THOUGH IT’S BEAUTIFUL. I WONDER WHO SHE WAS TRYING TO REACH OUT TO SUBMISSION 149 BLUE

HURRICANE HARVEY HAPPENED BUT HE DIDN’T EVEN CHECK IN SUBMISSION 148 BLACK

THE MOMENT I REALIZED THIS FRIEND WAS FOREVER SUBMISSION 147 GREEN

A PHONE CALL I SHOULDN’T HAVE RETURNED SUBMISSION 146 PURPLE

THIS WAS MOMENTS BEFORE YOU WENT AWAY SUBMISSION 145 BLUE

HE OVERDOSED AND ENDED UP IN HOSPITAL. HERE’S TO BEING ONE WAY SOBER SUBMISSION 143 RED

MY EX BOYFRIEND WHEN HE WAS DRIVING TO PICK ME UP AFTER A PANIC ATTACK SUBMISSION 142 DARK GREEN

EVERYTHING THAT MAKES ME MISS HIM FEELS LIKE FIRE SPREADING THROUGH MY RIB CAGE SUBMISSION 141 PALE PINK

FROM MY GRANDMA ON MY BIRTHDAY SUBMISSION 139 LIGHT PINK

TWO OF MY BEST FRIENDS SUBMISSION 138 LIGHT ORANGE

THE DAY SHE SENT THIS TO ME, I WAS GOING TO KILL MYSELF SUBMISSION 137 PALE BLUE

WE HAVE KIDS AND JOBS AND SCHOOL AND IT NEVER REALLY SEEMS LIKE THERE’S ENOUGH TIME FOR EACH OTHER. BUT NO MATTER WHAT HE ALWAYS REMINDS ME HOW MUCH HE LOVES ME BEFORE WE GO TO SLEEP SUBMISSION 136 YELLOW

NEWS THAT MY UNCLE CHRIS WAS IN THE HOSPITAL AND WOULD BE LATER PRONOUNCED BRAIN DEAD SUBMISSION 135 GREY

AFTER A FRIEND AND I GOT INTO A FIGHT SUBMISSION 134 LIGHT PURPLE

AFTER I TRIED TO END IT SUBMISSION 133 DARK BLUE

THE NIGHT I TRIED TO KILL MYSELF SUBMISSION 132 BLACK

I REALIZED HOW ABUSIVE YOU WERE WHILE LISTENING TO THIS SUBMISSION 131 YELLOW

THE LAST HELLO I’LL EVER HEAR FROM HIM SUBMISSION 129 GREEN

A FRIEND WHO ISN’T A FRIEND ANYMORE… SUBMISSION 128 PALE PINK

I LISTEN TO THIS WHEN I WANT TO FEEL LIKE HE STILL CHECKS ON ME SUBMISSION 127 BLUE

A DRUNK DRIVER AND, YOU ARE MURDERED SUBMISSION 126 PALE PURPLE

I’M STILL TRYING NOT TO LOVE HIM ANYMORE SUBMISSION 125 RED

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