Here’s something annoying. I don’t know how this was misplaced. And it’s so annoying that I want to tell you that it’s annoying more than once. It’s still worth posting anyway, I’ve decided. I was an operative for The Safety Pin Review a month ago, and next week my work is going to be displayed. I’m excited. I’m, well, annoyed that we haven’t been able to discuss this sooner. You should still check this out. There’s amazing stuff going on. I was operative in Issue 15; my work will be Issue 20.
If you didn’t know about The Safety Pin Review, now is the time to find out. Basic idea? Write a story in 40 words or less. Submit it. If it’s accepted, the editor (Simon Jacobs) paints the story onto a black square of fabric. Then an operative—someone separate from the writer, who probably doesn’t know the writer or live close at all—walks around town with the story on their back for a week, taking pictures. It’s a double literary hit: you get it on the internet, and people in the street not even looking for it get it. Rad.
This week, I am the operative. I’ve got quite a powerful little story on my back (woah, deep). I will be the writer side of the review sometime in February, so if you like it just wait for more.
I encourage your participation in this in whatever way you can/want.
Now: click this picture, friendos. (And P.S. HUGE thanks to my very patient boyfriend for following me around with a camera all week and being very patient about it because he’s very patient…except of course where he and some of his tattoos get caught in part of a pick during our dinner date.)