Cynthia Benson, who lives in Northern California, writes screenplays and short stories. She has published in poetry and short story publications, including most recently Confrontation, The Call: An Anthology of Women's Writing, riverbabble, and Doorknobs and BodyPaint. Her screenplay, About Face, was nominated for Best Screenplay at the 2012 Naperville Independent Film Festival. She admires how Doorknobs and BodyPaint reminds us how much can be written and learned about the world in a few well-selected words. With the short attention span of our society, those words are oh so important.