- Thyme of Your Life
- Michael Bay Leaf
Him: I thought his short stories were too sad.
Me: That’s basically all I care about. Sadness.
Identity Theory asked Dan Chaon about his writing routine. I think his answer is the best answer I’ve seen regarding this ever-present question:
Describe your writing routine.
Gaze out window. Smoke cigarette. Write sentence. Walk the dog. Write more sentences. Smoke more. Gaze more. Write more sentences. Feel depressed. Take a nap. Write more sentences. Drink coffee. Surf the internet. Write more sentences. Feel especially depressed. Write more sentences. Consider suicide. Drink a few beers. Write more sentences. Take another nap. Gaze out window.
Somewhere along I-95
I finally come to understand
this thing called road blindness,
having centered myself in deep thinking
about what some character would or wouldn’t do,
some mystery of foggy logistics,
for a indeterminate sum of seconds,
coming out of it to
sudden swaths of cadmium forsythia
along the shoulder,
followed immediately by
a road sign for Glastonbury,
which is the hometown
of this one impossible love of mine,
you know the type,
who keeps appearing in my Facebook feed,
and Google Reader, and Email Inbox,
because people send me this shit not even thinking.
Crying Frodo is a stream-of-consciousness-based B&W zine/booklet appearing monthly or almost-every-monthly. Issues are 20 pages of non-fiction, fiction, poems, drawings, clipart, maps, quotes, vintage photos, and more. In our hurried, virtual world, Crying Frodo brings an IRL slow take to your actual snail mail doorstep old school style.
How to get it:
Prescriptions are self-administered and cost $10.
Prescriptions are 6 issues, starting with the most recent, mailed to you, over the next 6-8 months.
Please be sure to include your mailing address.
Here’s how to send me the $10.
Back issues are available for $2.00 each here:
Issue 1, Jan 2013: Eyeballs, Housflies and Insomnia
Issue 2, Feb 2013: The Love Issue
Issue 3, March 2013: The Neighborhood in 1992
Email me with questions: Lee dot Houck, at G Mail