“Some sexy stuff,” says pseudonym, not his/her real name because he/she is the writer’s friend on Facebook, a vague professional from a major city. “Less sexy but necessary follow-up to make the above sexy quote make sense.”
Transition from the lede: pseudonym is not alone; the writer has seen not one, not two, but exactly three examples of this would-be trend online. (The last one is a stretch.)
Buzzword, buzzword, buzzword. Isn’t the buzzword on your mind now? Perhaps it is on other people’s minds? Read on or you’ll be clueless, dated, and without any friends in the world. Buzzword again!
First, statistic plucked from academic journal where the writer didn’t pay to pass the paywall. Also, a biased survey from a company with countless vested interests. It’s official: the above trend is slightly more common than you thought.
I’m pretty sure it was a collection of Flannery O’Connor’s short stories that got me obsessed with the genre and the art of capturing a complex moment in few pages.
As someone who has spent essentially no time south of the Mason Dixon, I am endlessly fascinated with that part of the country. I also happen to enjoy vaguely creepy literature in small doses, so O’Connor’s Southern Gothic style checks many of my boxes.