Hey Everybody, here is another story that I love. This piece is titled “Packing the Wound,” and is about the trials and tribulations of post surgery home-care. Frankly, it’s disgusting, and more than being about the horrible things that a human body does to a person, this is a story of the love it takes for someone to care for such a human body. (Totally incidentally, and maybe I’m a fool to tell it here, but David Sedaris wrote a similar piece, “Old Faithful.” I only discovered this after the fact, while reading When You Are Engulfed In Flames.) Anyways, despite the wretchedness of the content, this was an emotional story for me, and I think that it’s found a great home in Grey Sparrow (a little publication that I’ve had my sights on for some time).
Please read this story, please share the link, it’s a pretty cool accomplishment for me and I hope that you enjoy it.
You can also buy the print version of this magazine – a decision I highly recommend making. They cost about fifteen bucks after shipping and handling and you’ll be supporting an amazing publication. Just contact the editors, and request the Summer 2012 issue.
Grey Sparrow offers a “National Treasure” series in the arts and features writing by a Pulitzer Prize writer for most issues and/or a national treasure from a country outside the United States. Emerging and established voices are welcome. The journal is the recipient of the “Best New Journal” award in 2011 granted at the MLA Convention by the CELJ in Los Angeles.