Okay, here’s the poop!
Stop smirking, you know what I mean.
Way back in early, early days, works were literary; we still read many of them today. Or are forced to by the college freshman reading list.
Literary evolution, with time offering particular constraints, brought about genre fiction. A good read, but to the point and on topic. Thanks genre fiction.
Today, in most families, both parents work. Sometimes more than one job each. So where is the time to read ANY book, let alone literary?
Is it on its way out? Are there still die-hard fans?
Can most folks even squeeze in the genre fiction?
What is the answer you ask?
I don’t have a clue. It’s all up to the reader. How often he’s willing to pull himself away from the TV to enjoy a good read. How about the tub reader who enjoys her book all at one sitting, er, soaking? Does she exist in today’s rushed lifestyle?
There are no excuses. If you can’t finish an entire book, how about a short story?
Again you asked, “Where can I find them?”
I’m glad you asked.
Written World Communication has launched a new magazine, Splickety, with editor, Ben Erlichman. This new mag is devoted to short stories, so short, they lend themselves to one sitting in the reading room.
I love the idea for this and wish them the very best in this newest venture. If anyone’s interested, I think Ben might still be looking for a few good submissions. You can contact him at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Out of curiousity, how important to you is finding time to read?