I’m risqué

But you already knew that, didn’t you? Here’s what The Review Review said about my story “Anchor” which was published in edition 190 of The Antigonish Review or TAR as it is sometimes called.

TARs current edition – 191 – is entirely digital and they’re archiving all their previous journals. When 190 is up, I’ll let you know. I’d love for you to read the story, especially those of you who followed the saga of Harry Bittercress and Lady Smock. “Anchor” branches into the story of Rose Laine and her boyfriend, Derrick Fudge, told from the point of view of Rose’s mother, a recovering alcoholic.

Blogging made this story possible. The series about Lady Smock and Harry Bittercress sprung from another blogger’s post (A Tramp in the Woods) about wildflowers he encountered on his rambles in the New Forest in England. Harry Bittercress is a weed and Lady Smock, commonly known as a cuckoo flower, is a dainty pink, hairless perennial found mostly in Europe and Western Asia.

Thank you, fellow bloggers, for the daily inspiration and for launching my fiction writing.

With love and gratitude,

Susanne

 

 

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34 thoughts on “I’m risqué

    • I’m not sure, Josh. I know I have the right to reprint here and I’m trying to decide whether to do that or not. I want Canadian lit mags to survive and I’d rather encourage folks to visit them. I’ll keep my eye on their site and as soon as its available I’ll link it here.

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  1. Fabulous mention, oldwomancrazytowrite! You’re a crazy ass writer, my dear! I love TAR and you are a superb addition! Can I read the story online? And thanks for letting “me” know that they have archived old issues!

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    • They haven’t digitized issue 190, which is the one my story is in, yet but when they do I’ll let you know! It was nice to see the Review Review today because yesterday I got another rejection. The boost feels good. Do you remember which issue(s) your poetry was in? I’d like to find and read them.

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      • OK, let me know for sure! My poem was in 174. I looked it up this morning. I don’t see a way to get into it. Maybe it will be available later on? Anyway, the poem is in Doll God, but it’s cool to see it as part of the magazine. I’m so happy for you!

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      • Re the rejection, they are part of the package, unfortunately, and they happen a lot. I used to think having a lot of stuff out made a rejection easier to take, but now I’ve gotten myself in a position where I have NOTHING at submittable.

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          • I don’t know how you do it. I get overwhelmed when I have 3 things on my to-do list. And right now I’ve got a whole bunch of stories and CNF in various states of completion and a few things floating around the lit mag world waiting waiting waiting and it makes me twitchy. You really are a marvel to be able to manage so much.

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          • No, I’m stupid. It’s too much, and it’s taking away from my writing, but I always did like to do too many different things at once. That’s why I have two undergrad majors, etc. Maybe it’s my ADHD?

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    • I also want to thank you specifically, Luanne, for your encouragement. Way back in the beginning of this blogging adventure, you remarked that I should send my work out. On the strength of your conviction, I started. Bloggers are the best and you’re the best of the best.

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