Video Review: Andru Donalds “Mishale”

Andru Donalds places his hand on the wall as he sings in his home. He sits on his bed, looking at photographs of the twentysomething woman. The twentysomething woman lies on the ceiling, watching him. He holds a bouquet of daises as he walks in a field.

Back in his room, he stares at the ceiling. The photographs of the twentysomething woman fall into a box. A dove flies onto the box. She shouts to him from the ceiling. In her hands, she holds a crown and cross. She looks at the photographs and takes a picture of herself with the camera.

He lights a candle on his table. On his wall, he has photographs of them together. The twentysomething woman stands in the field, waiting for him. He places the bouquet of daisies by the cross in the field. She drops the daises onto his bed.

Rating: 4/5

The twentysomething woman walks to Andru Donalds’ office building. She opens the door and walks inside. They placed some plants in the lobby. Another new receptionist was at the desk, taking calls. She waves to the a fortysomething man, Donalds’ boss and walks to his desk.

She walks to his desk and sees a twentysomething man sitting there. Donalds bumps into her as he walks to the copier. She grins at him as he talks with a second twentysomething woman. He was moving on. Her death had been sudden and she didn’t even get a chance to say goodbye. She had to be now he was going to be okay. The twentysomething woman laughs at his joke and offers to buy him lunch.

Donalds sits across from the second twentysomething woman at a restaurant. The twentysomething woman listens as he talks about his art. He was drawing again. She watches as he takes her back home. As they kiss, she walks in the opposite direction. Maybe she’ll be ready to let him go someday.

Director: N/A Year: 1994

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Pam Avoledo spends her time binge-watching classic teen dramas and stands firm in her pro-Leyton stance. She also received her journalism degree in 2006 from Oakland University. Her work has been published in the White Wall Review, Sledgehammer Lit ,Greatest City Collective, 45 Magazine ,Fevers of the Mind, Daily Drunk Mag\'s Kirstofia anthology. and forthcoming in Scrawl Place