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Cursing the darkness, without a single candle.


I hate what’s going on these days. I hate the plot, the writing, everything. But I will admit, I’m interested. You have my attention. I’m invested. Not monetarily. Monetarily? Really? Me? You gotta be kidding. No, I’m bankrupt of every asset you could imagine. I have no interest but the honest one. I’m binging on Earth, and the human species. I’m hooked. I actually have real affection for this story I hate, the plot twists I can’t stomach, the characters I’d like to throttle. I can’t help it. You got me interested. I’m hooked.

In a Moment of Truth, Jeff Dorchen is NOT DOING OK with this whole mess on Planet Earth - himself, you, me, us, Alex Jones, the smart, the dumb, ideological grotesquery, the 2020 election, the fog, the desperation, the rope, insincerity, people of all faiths and identity communities - but he can't stop watching this cursed mess.

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Jeff Dorchen

Jeff is a visual artist, songwriter/musician, actor, essayist, fiction writer, poet, playwright and screenwriter. He's been a playwright, songwriter, and performer with Chicago's Theater Oobleck since 1988, a writer and actor with Red Baron Films since 2000, and a contributor to This Is Hell! since 1996. He currently lives in Los Angeles.


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