Where Are You When We're Together




Carlisle, Carolyn

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"Where Are You When We're Together" is a work of creative fiction inspired by the film "Thelma & Louise" following Elaine, a woman in her early thirties, whose profound dissatisfaction with the world around her manifests in severe insecurities and social anxiety. After growing closer to a new neighbor, Elaine joins her on a mission west to abort an unwanted pregnancy. Elaine sees this new relationship and journey west as an opportunity to escape her own mental ailments, but soon realizes that her bond with this mysterious woman might have far more dangerous consequences than she was prepared for. On her journey she is forced to reevaluate her worldview and her perception of herself. As she familiarizes herself with her new terrain, Elaine finds herself reverting to her old dissatisfaction with the world, but with a new understanding of the pervasiveness of capitalism, colonialism, and mental illness.



fiction, short story, Honors College


Carlisle, C. (2022). Where are you when we're together. Honors College, Texas State University.


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