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June 11, 2015
Have enough aesthetic and literary knowledge to know what you’re up to. You need not be up to a lot, you just need to know how to do what you’re up to. That way, knowledge and intention can meet, and you will produce a complete compositon. — Colin Foote Burch
This hit me, so to speak, where I live:
“Limit situations are moments, usually accompanied by experiences of dread, guilt or acute anxiety, in which the human mind confronts the restrictions and pathological narrowness of its existing forms, and allows itself to abandon the securities of its limitedness, and so to enter new realm of self-consciousness.” — Chris Thornhill, via Karl Jaspers (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy)
LiturgicalCredo.com has a new editorial mission: contemporary mythopoeia, parables, fables, and fairy tales of 300-500 words in the forms of flash fiction, poems, and brief nonfiction.
New myths, parables, fables, and fairy tales allow storytellers to work with archetypal characters as well as fantastical settings. As enduring genres, they give writers economical modes of re-imagining contemporary conflicts, relationships, habits, assumptions, and beliefs.
In these modes, perceptive storytellers force us to find new grips on reality by showing us situations more true to our lifelong inner experiences than our moment-to-moment workaday lives. The best handle on life, we realize, is not quite where we thought it was.
June 14, 2011
“Heaven” is the third essay contributed by Deborah L. Reed. She currently resides in a small bedroom community in Central Texas with her daughter, grandson, and two dogs. She has had over twenty short stories published, one of which, ”Leah and Her Stuffed House,” has been nominated for a 2011 Pushcart Prize.