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 really trying to get this whole life thing right. (Spoiler: they don’t!) 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.