Friday, June 7, 2019

Diagnosis, Divorce, and Divination at Medium

I'm writing some essays at Medium now, exploring some personal things that people online and in dirtspace have said resonate.

Medium's an interesting platform. We'll see how that goes. You can read several articles a month free, and for $5, buy an unlimited reading membership. When members (paid or not) give me claps, their version of likes, it boosts my stories and that's how I'll make money there.

In my first piece, Diagnosis, Divorce, and Divination, I talk about how the past year was Big Ass Transformative Energy as viewed through the lens of the Death tarot card:
And that’s the reversed meaning of the Death card. When it appears upside down in a reading, you aren’t ready to confront the major changes in store for you. It’s the face of stagnation. Of feet stuck fast in the mire, unable to take the first step.
It’s the holding pattern before all hell breaks loose. 
I drifted through months that I remember as being almost completely filled with sleeping off headaches.But one night at 3 o’clock a.m. I woke suddenly, breathing in gasps like I’d woken from a nightmare. I was wild and wide-eyed and said aloud into the cool silence, “I cannot grow old and die with him.”
It’s powerful symbolism for me that this clarity came at the witching hour.

I'm really, really excited to be branching out publishing-wise and giving my writing the same ownership I do my drawings. I've got fiction brewin' too. Good things happen when I'm a healthy creature.

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