Future You: A Collection of Short Fiction + Art

Future You is a collection of short fiction and original artwork by Los Angeles-based writer Nada Alic and artist Andrea Nakhla. A follow up to their 2014 debut, this collection explores the internal landscape of six different characters who are trying, and failing to connect. Each character constructs their own coping mechanisms against such enduring and universally recognized trauma as: the beginning, middle and end of love. Such mechanisms include activities like: dance, spirituality, nudity, secrets, lucid dreaming and online chatrooms. 

At it’s core, Future You is an examination into all of our most tender parts: the parts most often rejected, most readily discarded, most easily substituted for a ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ attitude towards life. In almost-painful contrast, all of the characters of Future You share an uninhibited desire to belong, to be loved, and to be seen. 

The Trick: A Simple Guide to Achieving Total Spiritual Transformation

The most recent iteration of Future You is an animated short called The Trick: A Simple Guide to Total Spiritual Transformation, animated by Andrea Nakhla and written and narrated by Nada Alic. The video premiered on It’s Nice That, read the feature here.