So, another piece has been published and is available to read online. This is a short narrative essay titled “My Portrait In the Memorial.” It’s a story about an incident that traumatized my community while I was in junior high school. I had a lot of issues writing this piece, and was even more conflicted when I began submitting it for publication. But I believe that I was as honest as I could be (as if honesty is an excuse for publication), and I believe that it accurately reflects the ambiguities and ambivalences of unimaginable tragedy, so I hope that I acted reasonably here. Feel free to contact me with feedback, positive or negative. I’m always receptive. This is a sad story but I hope that anybody who checks it out might find something to take from it.
The story was accepted by Temenos Literary Journal. Temenos is the Central Michigan University graduate literary journal, founded in 2000. The magazine has no philosophical or esthetic allegiances. They publish poetry, fiction, non-fiction, and art by new and established writers and artists.
The Greek word “temenos” refers both to the ancient Greek concept of sacred space and the Jungian ‘safe spot’ where one may bring the unconscious into the light of consciousness. Temenos’ mission is to bring to light works that are engaging, memorable, and fearless.
They accept submissions year round. Please see their submission guidelines for more information.
Read the story: http://www.temenosjournal.com/nonfiction/Leib.htm
Temenos homepage: http://www.temenosjournal.com/index.html
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