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Getting Some Nice Feedback

My essay “An Elders Manifesto” in the new issue of Eclectica seems to be resonating, if the emails I’m getting are any indication. I’m reminded of Gandhi’s observation that in order to get people to act you don’t so much change their minds as appeal to a belief they already have.

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Two New Pieces with a Common Theme

“An Elders Manifesto” (essay) and “The Move” (short story) in the new issue of Eclectica. The essay (no, I didn’t forget the apostrophe) is just what the title implies. The short story is a more concrete artifact that touches on the same theme.

The confluence is accidental. I’ve had the short story on my hard drive for a few years. The essay is more recent. I contribute an essay to each new issue of the publication (you can read previous ones as well as other stories of mine they’ve published here) . But getting a short story published in Eclectica means taking your chances with the rest of the writing world–Eclectica is a premier online publication that almost always garners the lion’s share of fiction awards each year.

Any feedback, especially from the over-sixty crowd, would be of great interest to me and, hopefully, to others as well.