A Brief Letter to F. Scott Fitzgerald on His Birthday

Encore post from 5 years ago.

A Small Press Life

Dear Scott,

Another year has gone by, and I still find you as enigmatic and problematic as ever. You, who could write such beautiful words, ruffle my feathers like few others. You, who squandered such exemplary gifts, frustrate me to the point of madness. Although I’ve never loved you, not even a bit, I have spent some wonderful time in your company. At this point in the game, I realize that I will never stop questioning you and, in questioning you, relentlessly, learn more about myself than I ever cared to know. Happy birthday, you beautiful bastard.

Yours (but not really),

Maedez

F. Scott Fitzgerald by Gordon Bryant. Shadowland, 1921. F. Scott Fitzgerald by Gordon Bryant. Shadowland, 1921.

“I don’t want to repeat my innocence. I want the pleasure of losing it again.”-This Side of Paradise, F. Scott Fitzgerald

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Welcome to the 2018 Reel Infatuation Blogathon!

The 2018 Reel Infatuation Blogathon is here!

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Hey there, readers! The 2018 Reel Infatuation Blogathon is officially here.

*internally screams*

Mabel is already looking for your posts

Remember: once your post is up, please link it in the comments section here or on the re-blogs on Silver Screenings or A Small Press Life. We’re so excited to read your contributions. Thanks a million!

PS-It’s not too late to join us. Read the details here.

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#ReelInfatuation Blogathon: Day 1

What a fantastic first day!

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Whee! We’re off to a fabulous start here at the Reel Infatuation Blogathon.

This blogathon is the brainchild of Font and Frock. Click HERE to read her Reel Infatuation Origin Story. (Click HERE for the original announcement.)

Bloggers: If we missed your post this evening, never fear! We’ll include you in tomorrow night’s recap.

Want to join the fun? Come on over! Just leave a message in the Comments below.

If you’re on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram or other social media, be sure to use the #ReelInfatuation hashtag.

In the meantime, enjoy today’s entries!

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CineMaven “jumps the gender fence” with Jennifer Jones’ performance in Love Letters (1945).

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Thoughts All Sorts gushes over Christian Slater in Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991) and Mobsters (1991).

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Blogferatu argues Carolyn Jones is the best Morticia Addams ever in The Addams Family (1964-66).

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Meredy.com gets cookin’ with Joe Devereaux (Robert Wagner)…

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Across the Globe with Issue Five.

I am proud, delighted, and honored to be included in this wonderful issue, which revolves around the theme of culture. My contribution is “Correspondence on Culture: There is Such Beauty in Doing Your Own Thing,” but everything in this month’s edition is worth your time. Thanks!

The Paperbook Blog

Well, here it is folks. 

Despite the world’s best efforts, Issue Five of The Paperbook Collective is here for your viewing pleasure! 

Without further ado…

THE DECEMBER ISSUE!

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The Paperbook Collective Issue Five 2013

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The Paperbook Collective Issue Five 2013

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It has been an absolute honour and a privilege, once again, to be entrusted with the publishing of such incredible work.

I am continually amazed at the diversity of work that is submitted each month, no two pieces are the least alike. It has been wonderful to see how people have interpreted the ‘Culture’ theme, I have had a fascinating insight into some incredible cultural phenomenon’s across the globe.

It has been quite a difficult week for me over here in my little corner of the globe, but I am thrilled to finally publish the very last issue of The Paperbook Collective for 2013.

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Spotlight On…Alicia Austen.

Spotlight On…Me! Please hop on over to The Paperbook Blog to check out my little Q & A session. Jayde-Ashe is highlighting some of the contributors to The Paperbook Collective, and I’m up first.

The Paperbook Blog

For the next month or so, I will be shining a spotlight on some of our superstar contributors here at The Paperbook Collective.

Each and everyone of them is a creative genius in their own right, so I thought I would take this opportunity to share some love and promote their work.

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First up is the fabulous Alicia Austen, author of the chilling short story, 

Beyond the Boneyard Gate,

published in Issue Three of The Paperbook Collective. 

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To read the rest of Alicia’s story, check out Issue Three.

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Five minutes with Alicia ~

          1. What is your creative outlet, and how did you first get into it?

Writing is my creative outlet. I started writing when I was seven, because even then it seemed like…

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