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Subscriber Writing Roundup
Greetings, my fellow bookworms!
Today is the first Monday of October, which means it’s time for our monthly Subscriber Writing Roundup!
But, before we get stuck into the links, last week we featured a stunning essay fromon Umberto Eco’s The Name of Rose — which, judging from the comments, was one of the favourite guest posts we’ve hosted so far. We also featured a genre-colliding short story from - a detective noir twist on the Cinderella fairytale.
This week we are recommending:
- by — a newsletter about stories.
- by — a great newsletter from a network ex-pat writing about Television & Comedy.
- by — James’ stories from adventures, misadventures, and memories. Some of which he makes up!
Now onto the subscriber writing. What follows are 31 links to great pieces of writing from BTMU subscribers. From reflections on love and loss to what we can learn from a video game, from a vindictive toaster to elegiac poetry, there’s something for everyone.
Caroline shares a reflection on who she’s no longer willing to be.
In the first of a yearlong monthly series, "Talking Back to Walden,"explores a beloved classic to argue for more ecstatic immersion in the world.
In his project to read and comment upon the approx. 850 works and authors of the Western canon as enumerated by Harold Bloom,looks at how the rhetorical tropes of literature influence the Israelites' Canaan campaign in the Book of Joshua.
A smuggler Sasquatch fuelled by Cookie Crisp and a chain-smoking turtle must escape a trio of endangered Pacific Mottled Unicorn kids out of downtown Seattle in a heisted beer truck in 1993. By.
Ted was certain that what he hit was prob'ly a car, or a 'frigerator. By.
Joinand dive into this fictional road trip, centred around hand made art maps and fantasy stories.
Happy october, substackers! By.
Emily Dickinson may have died for beauty, butclaims that there's more to life than just one quest. If in doubt, read
and ask Zoe.
That’s all folks!