Starting this September, I will be relaunching this site as an online lifestyle magazine. A new issue will be released with a specific theme on the first of each month. I will still have articles that cover music, travel, and writing, and will be adding book reviews and a shopping/thrifting guide. A weekly quote of the week will be posted each Monday once each issue is launched. The goal is to move away from a diaristic approach and make this site more expansive content wise. I don’t want things to just be about me anymore! Below are the monthly themes I have planned out for the year. I’ll be updating progress on a new Instagram account, @everydaystrangemag and my author account @lstevenswriter. Issue Themes for 2023 I hope you’ll meet me back here in September!
I’ve decided to take an extended break from posting in this blog. Somewhere along the line, maintaining it has turned from something I love to a chore I trudge through. I’m going to take the spring and summer off to revamp things, get my creative spark back, and work on some other projects. Hopefully I’ll be back in the fall with new strange and spooky content to share. In the meantime, I’ll still be active on Instagram at @l.stevenswriter.
And in the spring I shed my skin, and it blows away with the changing winds” -“Rabbit Heart (Raise it Up),”Florence + the Machine
March 2nd Monique Oliver: Accessory to Evil streaming on Netflix. “From 1987 to 2003, Michel Fourniret became France’s most infamous serial killer. This documentary seeks to understand the role his wife played in these murders: pawn or participant?” March 7th Full Moon Monstrilio by Gerardo Sámano Córdova on shelves. “A thought-provoking meditation on grief, acceptance, and the monstrous sides of love and loyalty, Gerardo Sámano Córdova blends bold imagination and evocative prose with deep emotional rigor. Told in four acts that span the globe from Brooklyn to Berlin, Monstrilio offers, with uncanny clarity, a cathartic and precise portrait of being human.” From From by Monica Youn on shelves. “A kaleidoscopic personal essay explores the racial positioning of Asian Americans and the epidemic of anti-Asian hate. Several poems titled “Study of Two Figures” anatomize and dissect the Asian other: Midas the striving, nouveau-riche father; Dr. Seuss and the imaginary daughter Chrysanthemum-Pearl he invented while authoring his anti-Japanese propaganda campaign; Pasiphaë, mother of the minotaur, and Sado, the eighteenth-century Korean prince, both condemned to containers allegorical and …
my candles are electricthey light on my commandmy candles are electricthey’ll never burn your handmy candles are electricthe static symmetry a little blandbut, my candles are electricand they light on my command
There was a sky somewhere above the tops of the buildings, with stars and a moon and all the things there are in a sky, but they were content to think of the distant street lights as planets and stars. If the lights prevented you from seeing the heavens, then preform a little magic and change reality to fit the need. The street lights were now planets and stars and moon. Hubert Selby Jr., Requiem for a Dream
It was a wonderful night, such a night as is only possible when we are young, dear reader. Fyodor Dostoevsky, White Nights
The wind is made of haunting souls that moan and groan in whistles and whispers. This ghostly choir chills the breeze and orchestrates a rise of goose bumps on my skin. Richelle E. Goodrich, Slaying Dragons
There are very few friends that will lie down with you on empty streets in the middle of the night, without a word. No questions, no asking why, just quietly lay there with you, observing the stars, until you’re ready to get back up on your feet again and walk the last bit home, softly holding your hand as a quiet way of saying “I’m here”.It was a beautiful night. Charlotte Eriksson, Empty Roads & Broken Bottles: in search for The Great Perhaps
I would define, in brief, the poetry of words as the rhythmical creation of beauty. Edgar Allan Poe, The Poetic Principle