Self Confesses an Addiction to

Self confesses an addiction to her daily dose of literary excellence from Eunoia Review (You know how you can browse tags on WordPress, and click on a tag and all the posts that use that tag appear on your screen?  It’s always, on self’s screen, these four:  her own blog, and Eunoia Review, and Carolyn’s Shade Gardens, and Sakurasnow.)

She’s an e-mail subscriber to Eunoia Review.  She looks forward to having a piece delivered to her “In” box, every day.

On the magazine’s home page, you can see four categories and how many posts fall into each:

The most-used tag is Poetry (778 posts)

The next most-used is Fiction (257 posts)

There’s a category called Reprint (25 posts)

And finally, there’s Creative Non-fiction (15 posts) —  Somehow, self completely missed this category.  She didn’t realize (until now) that Eunoia Review considers creative non-fiction.

After this post, self fully expects dear blog readers to rush over to Eunoia Review, so it’s a little bit redundant to share an excerpt from the current post.  But self particularly enjoyed this paragraph, in the story by Katelyn Snyder (who is a sophomore at Seton Hill University):

The man attempted the tricks of the late-great-American novelists.  He added a glass of scotch to his writing table.  He considered suicide via an oven or a double-barreled shotgun, but he changed his mind.  That method, while canonized, was only successful after the writing was done.  He married women and divorced them.  Occasionally he even blamed them for his struggles . . .  for spilling tea on his winning manuscript and forcing him to start again.  He had passionate affairs, searching for a muse, but the novelty wore off, at least for the ladies, when he would suddenly leave the boudoir muttering about exposition and character development.

The last sentence, especially, caused self to burst into loud guffaws of recognition.

(In other developments, self was really really sad to learn today that Dark Sky Magazine is going silent.  How many times has she come across similar announcements, in her years of living on the web?  She still hasn’t gotten over the demise of Pindeldyboz)

Stay tuned, dear blog readers.  Stay tuned.

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