Thursday, July 2, 2009

Eureka!

Today I opened my mailbox to discover that the Necrotic Tissue Issue 7 had finally arrived. I must now recant the nasty things that I have been thinking about certain postal services. With trembling fingers, I sliced open the end of the yellow, bubble-wrapped cocoon and out slid the glossy magazine. Now the dilemma of deciding to start at the beginning and read to the end, or perhaps jump straight to the stories by Jeremy Kelly or perhaps Catherine J. Gardner whose "The Scratch of an Old Record" was selected best story. Hmm...what's a guy to do...

To help celebrate, I have dug through some old quotes to find one that, I hope, fits the occasion.

"There are certain themes of which the interest is all-absorbing, but which are too entirely horrible for the purposes of legitimate fiction."

--Edgar Allan Poe, The Premature Burial

6 comments:

Aaron Polson said...

Quite a dilemma. Cate's piece is delicious of course; I have yet to sample Mr. Kelly's story. Maybe an afternoon snack?

Natalie L. Sin said...

Its a great issue : )

katey said...

I'm about halfway through it myself, though I skipped to the end to read Cate's because I couldn't help myself :D I got my issue only last week and I was rather annoyed with the USPS. But it was worth the wait!

Awesome quote. Oh, Mr. Poe.

Jameson T. Caine said...

I also jumped straight to Cate's story. After that I started hopping around all over. I still have a few stories to go. So far it's been a kick ass issue.

Catherine J Gardner said...

YAY! And double yay for everyone who read my story first. I'm reading it in order because I refuse to read that final story.

Alan W. Davidson said...

Aaron - A dilemma, yes. But I would eventually get my meal.

Natalie - I look forward to every story.

Katey - I forgave the mailman quickly...

Jameson - I think I'll be jumping around the magazine, too.

Cate - Yay, indeed. I started with the editorial at the back about supporting your small press (good one)...ooh, what's next...a story by Catherine J. Gardner.