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three novellas to read on leap day

Three novellas to read in one sitting on Leap Day (or any day)

Every four years we get an extra day to keep our human calendars synchronized with the astronomical calendar. It’s the perfect chance to catch up on your reading. To that end, here are three novellas you can read in one sitting on Leap Day! While Leap Day isn’t a national holiday (it absolutely should be!),...

31 Comics 31 Days - Under the Moon A Catwoman Tale

My attempt to read 31 comics in 31 days: Part 1

In January, I set myself a goal of reading one comic book, graphic novel, graphic memoir, or comic strip collection per day: 31 comics in 31 days. I knew it would be difficult, but I hoped that the additional downtime I had while recovering from flat foot reconstruction surgery would work in my favor. Unfortunately,...

An essential writing lesson from the 2010s

In the past decade I got married, bought a house, bought my first car, lost my dream job, got a new dream job, published a bunch of short stories, and wrote even more. I learned a lot about life and writing. But without a doubt the most essential writing lesson I’ve taken from my first...

Combo Breaker!

Miss Migraine: Cycle breakers, or things I share with my dad

The Adventures of Miss Migraine is an ongoing column about my life with chronic migraine. This post first appeared on my blog of the same name on February 6, 2013. When someone says “steroids,” I think of my dad. No, my dad is not a baseball player or other kind of athlete who uses steroids...

cover image of I Am Not Famous Anymore

Small Press Dispatch: I Am Not Famous Anymore by Erin Dorney

Small Press Dispatch is a new column for short reviews of books and literary magazines published by small, independent publishers. To submit a book or lit mag for review, please email me at klthomas [at] alumni.pitt.edu. Books will be accepted based on interest and availability. I Am Not Famous Anymore: Poems after Shia LaBeouf So,...