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The photo was taken in Palm Springs, CA by author, Mark Tulin.

What do Manikins Look At?

Photo essay

Don’t worry. I don’t have a fetish for manikins. They perk my curiosity. Standing out from the crowd, even though they aren’t living. Some are impressive dressers, while others seem to be drama queens. Take the one above. Before the pandemic, I came home from a road trip in San Antonio when I decided to have lunch in Palm Springs. I pulled over to the side of the road when I saw this manikin showing…




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Mark Tulin

Mark Tulin

A California writer/photographer whose dreams are more vivid than his waking life. Poetry, Humor, Sexuality, and Fiction —

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