I mentioned in this recent post that three more of my pieces have been published in Street Spirit. It looks as though Terry Messman, the publisher, is going to want me to contribute regularly. So far, he has published one story in the August edition, and three in the September edition. I told him I would try to come up with three publishable pieces each month after this. I’ve noticed that he and I seem to see eye to eye on these themes, and I am basically blown away that a newspaper even exists wherein my work would be appropriate. I am no longer an island unto myself.
I’m writing today to let you know that the online version of this month’s Street Spirit is now available. Below are links that will lead you to all three samples of my work, along with copies of the illustrations attached to each. (The beautiful painting below is “Serenity Base” by Christine Hanlon.)
(Please note that in addition to the story now entitled “Easy to Say No,” you will also find an exact copy of my short statement, I Told Them I was Homeless, on that same page.)
I want to thank Sally Hindman for connecting me to Street Spirit, and of course I want to thank Terry Messman, the publisher. Information on these two very interesting people, and their connection to Street Spirit, may be found here. It strikes me as interesting how I never actually met Sally and Terry when I actually lived in Berkeley, but am now connected to them now in a very meaningful way. For I have discovered a wonderful newspaper, created by like-minded “kindred spirits” who, prior to the past two months, I did not know existed. This, coming as it does at a very tumultuous period in my admittedly very rocky and uncertain life, is a true sign of hope.
Finally, I want to thank all of my faithful readers for your ongoing interest in my creative work and in the cause therein embraced. Thank you all for your support.
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