Issue 3

Letter from the Editor

Dear Readers,

I feel like just yesterday I was writing the letter for the second issue. It boggles my mind that this is Issue 3 – holy cow! – and I have so much planned for this magazine and TwistiT Press, especially with Elisabeth Horan’s collection “Odd list Odd house Odd me” releasing June 21! 2019 is flying by!

Time is a cheeky little thing, a trickster who Loki would likely applaud. Days can pass in the blink of an eye — or is often the case with me, I’ll snuggle up in bed, blink, and somehow, it’s morning again. It’s so easy to get lost in a loop. Wake up, work, maybe eat, sleep, repeat. Before you know it, days, weeks, months have passed as if time has slipped through your fingers. Where did it go? Who knows. Maybe Time is sitting there like a devious gremlin, already thinking of new ways to keep you rooted in place, the cycle neverending.

Then there is, of course, the reverse. The world can slow down and minutes can feel like hours. All your energy can be drained in an instant or a shot of adrenaline can surge through your veins. And those moments, whether they’re good or bad, can age you one hundred years before they’re over.

It’s really rather fascinating.

As you wander inside Issue 3, I hope some of these moments come over you. I hope you get so lost reading that what seems like seconds to you are actually minutes or hours. I hope you resonate so much with some of the work that time slows down completely, letting you steal some of those minutes back.

But most of all — I hope that as you go through your days and find yourself in a loop or drowning in seconds that just won’t end, you take a moment to figure out why that is. Sometimes, Time isn’t actually playing tricks, but signaling that something is wrong or changing. Maybe your life seems like Groundhog Day because you’re burnt out. Or, something wonderful has happened but you’re not taking the time to celebrate.

Remember that self-care is important. That’s something I lost track of these last few months. I hope you’re all able to take time for yourself and do things you want to do — not just things you need to do.

With that said, jump on down the rabbit hole and prepare to be taken on a journey to somewhen.


Renee Firer

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