A while ago references to a new app started appearing on Instagram. Curious I downloaded Backspaces from the App Store. It sat on my phone for weeks while I struggled to work out how to use it. Functionally it’s not complicated. You string together digigraphs and words to tell a story, visualise a poem, whatever you can think of. I just went round in circles over-thinking ways to put it into practice.
There’s nothing unique about the sequential juxtaposition of words and images. It’s something I do all the time when writing screenplays, but for some reason I couldn’t put a Backspaces story together. In the end I just pulled some images from my camera roll and started writing.
Unfortunately WordPress.com doesn’t allow me to embed these stories. So here’s the next best thing, an image capture of the stories with a link to them on Backspaces.