Greetings, fellow writers! On Monday, it will be time for our next Subscriber Writing Roundup post. With that in mind, please can you comment below: One, and only one, link to a piece of your writing from your Substack A one sentence description of the chosen piece, written in the third person
Miles Kim meditates on the meaning of "Inspiration" through scenes from nature, art, and life.
David Roberts shares stories of parental comments that misfire.
Caroline shares a reflection on who she’s no longer willing to be.
Thanks again for doing this, Mikey!
Andrei shares a valuable lesson he learned while getting his butt kicked playing Dark Souls.
June Girvin discusses the reality of migraine and wonders why some people trivialise it.
Ben Monaco breaks down the first chapter of Where The Crawdads Sing and explores the author's beautiful prose.
Lindsey Lamar writes a fiction autobiography from the perspective of the historical Ford's Theatre building.
Kevin LaTorre writes about the pursuit of literary and Christian perfection—with a digression into the novelist Eugene Volodazkin—to find only that it is endless and regenerating.
John Halbrooks thinks that the best arguments for the importance of poetry are over two thousand years old.
Sal Randolph considers the slow paintings of new.shiver and how the experience of art transmutes into memory.
I'm running a project in which I write the same story in a multitude of ways, and this is one of the most recent essays.
Thanks Mikey! https://tomfish.substack.com/p/croatia-diaries-the-toaster-of-vindication
Tom Fish encounters earthquakes, downpours, and a particularly vindictive toaster in Zagreb.
Sheila Dembowski discovers serendipity through a chance encounter with a former student in a most unlikely setting.
Natalie argues why there will never, ever be another The Secret History and all your dark academia reading recommendations are garbage.
In the first of a yearlong monthly series, "Talking Back to Walden," Julie explores a beloved classic to argue for more ecstatic immersion in the world.
Caro Henry’s elegiac poem about her mother’s death.