2001: A Cliché Odyssey
Big Brother watching us in 1984, time to party like it's 1999,
mysterious monoliths in 2001. Seems like the future's never quite
as good or bad as you thought it might be once you get to it.
A lighter issue this month; perhaps the Blender-Keeper had a touch of
scrooge when it came to making the Front Page Picks. And the "Featured
Artist Review" has been downgraded to a link, but a very funny one.
Front Page Picks
By Misti Velvet Rainwater.
Simple, and a feeling I recognize.
- Happy Anniversary
Some questions, an answer.
- Wrong Guy
Submitted by firstname.lastname@example.org.
A song of regret.
- First Love
By Virginia email@example.com.
This story of a 'first time' is here mostly because of the incredible
freudian slip in the final line.
Another complex thought concisely expressed.
- ginger bread treat
By it dosent matter.
There was a string of gingerbread-man-themed 'bumps' last month.
This melancholy piece was one of the few that didn't rely on
a bad 'eat me' pun.
- tribute to an old love
I was struck by the musicality of this piece, then I read the author's note that it can go to the
tune of Clapton's "Wonderful Tonight". That might be a technique
aspiring poets could use if they want to start writing on more formal lines.
- to some slipper flippin' girl
By the guppy.
Speaking of pieces that sound good...
- Gray Days and Moonless Nights
A bit of 'therapeutic writing'... very evocative writing.
Heart on Sleeve Corner
- 528 heartsongs sent to the Blender last month.