Model Answer (Mathematics)

David Harrison Horton

You take any three items, like a Jimmy Choo slingback, a
1937 Remington typewriter, and a corner store throw-away
Bic pen, and you have yourself a field. The options, as wide
as they are, are set. Having three points, they are in fact
triangulated into the infinity of their possibilities. This is
why I became a screenwriter: because I was good at math.
The baseline is always money, and the story moves from
there. Follow the millions, but care about where the hand-
me-down nickel got spent. I’d like to thank my producer …

David Harrison Horton is a Beijing-based writer, artist, editor and curator. He is author of the chapbooks Pete Hoffman Days (Pinball) and BeiHai (Nanjing Poetry). His work has recently appeared in Otoliths, In Parentheses, swifts & slows, and Spittoon, among others.

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