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Things They’ve Read Thursday: New Year’s Travel Edition

By Melanie Yarbrough

Since I’ve been back in the Bean, I’ve been doing some serious reading, making up for the time I spent in the Bermuda Triangle that is home. Doing some extended traveling for the holiday weekend like I am? Here’s some essential reading for the train/plane/car/Vespa/airport waiting room.
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Where We Live: Wigleaf, etc.

By Melanie Yarbrough

It’s been a busy week, what with my preparations to go home for the holidays and Shane’s working crazy hours. We’re sorry if you’ve felt abandoned. It doesn’t mean we haven’t been thinking of you, checking up on you, missing you. Have you been missing us? Is this creeping you out?

This week’s Where We Live is a hodge podge, as are our brains at the moment, and we beg forgiveness. Continue reading

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A big fat welcome to Fwriction: Review!

It’s Tumblr Tuesday over at one of our favorites, fwriction (writing. friction. fiction.), and today there’s a bit of an announcement. Danny Goodman, the site’s baby daddy, has launched his very own literary journal, fwriction: review. It’s a spin-off of sorts (think Daria to Beavis and Butthead rather than Saved by the Bell: The College Days), and we’re excited to see what sort of writing comes out of it. The first piece showcased is some nonfiction by Casey Lefante, “Love Letter,” written about her home in New Orleans. There are plenty of anthologies, tributes, and novels set in or dedicated to the city, and Lefante makes good company. She marries the weight of responsibility of the citizens of New Orleans with that of those of our generation with beautiful language and striking insight:

On the plane, I thought about this, about all the things that my generation has been given and what we are expected to fix. I thought about the mistakes we’ve made, the negligence, and then I thought of the mistakes that the previous generation has handed us with the expectation that we will have all the tools to do something about it.

We don’t.

Lefante is a great foot to step out into the world on, and we’re wriggling in our seats for what’s coming next. Will it come from you? Check out fwriction: review’s submission guidelines and jump in.

- M

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Used Furniture Review: Better than mayo

Last week around this time, we were all dreaming of our four-day weekend. I was making a mental list of the books I was going to check out from the library, which of the family recipes I would miss enough to actually attempt on my own. Today, however, it’s back to work as usual. Luckily work also involves social media which involves perfect little nuggets like fwriction‘s Stories of the Day. Not only did I get a one-two-three punch from Danny Goodman‘s always impeccable short story taste, but I discovered a new literary magazine that’s already hit the ground running with great interviews and impressive short fiction: Used Furniture Review.

So for everyone with a case of the Tuesdays (i.e. Leftover Mondays), check them out. They’ll be sure to spice up that turkey sandwich waiting for you in the mini fridge.

- M

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