My mother always says that fear and pain are immediate, and that, when they’re gone, we’re left with the concept, but not the true memory–why else, she reasons would anyone give birth more than once? (168)
What I didn’t know until then was that loving someone and feeling loved in return was the best exercise for the heart, the strength training needed to do more than simply make it through life (154).
Puerto del Sol’s inaugural issue 51.1 is now online including new work from your salonniere, a short short inspired by Calvino. Please spread the word and share with your favorite readers. You can read the story here.
Over the years I’ve learned that my writing goes through a very, very long stage during which its bad–embarrassingly bad. So I spend hours chipping away, and seemingly spinning in place. It’s almost as if I have to fail in every way imaginable until there’s only the “right” way left. That takes time. It can’t… Read More Myung-Ok Lee, Marie “My Own Path to Publication: Choosing to Forgo the MFA” (Poets & Writers September/October 2015)