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Magazine Promotion (Free verse) by nentwined
Sisyphus knew nothing of the pain that goes into the promotion of issue after issue; Each issue a rock that would take Hercules to juggle; every six months (or two, or four; or weeks, if you like) a new rock, Such that when first you thought it was enough to distract Cerberus, soon you need a Hydra and a Hero chopping heads to find for every one a willing maw Until you wonder, in idle moments (not that idle moments are allowed into your mythological metaphor of a life, inventing contests and finding very few heroes to try them) whether Homer would have written, could have written a third tale, breaking the fourth wall, of his struggles with promotion.

Down the ladder: Despair

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Posted: July 22, 2008 8:25 PM PDT; Last modified: July 22, 2008 8:25 PM PDT
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[7] Dovina @ | 23-Jul-08/4:27 PM | Reply
Where the heck is GUD anyway? I liked 20% of it and that's a lot. Be like Homer, I say, write for absolutely no reason at all and try to sell nothing.
[n/a] nentwined @ > Dovina | 29-Jul-08/11:55 PM | Reply
How do you mean where is it?

It's churning along, right on (some vague sense of) schedule - our fourth issue went to print yesterday. :)

Removed the banner from poemranker because I decided I'd rather have the ranker running than a stupid ad nobody clicked on. I have the relatively unobtrusive links at the bottom, still. :)

Seeing some old faces of a sudden, and it feels good :D
[9] Don-Quixote @ | 29-Jul-08/5:45 PM | Reply
Don't worry. I understood the analogies of greek mythology. Nine.
[10] T. Jonathron Remp @ | 29-Jul-08/11:28 PM | Reply
You can do better than this.
[n/a] nentwined @ > T. Jonathron Remp | 29-Jul-08/11:53 PM | Reply
I hope so. But on that day I couldn't seem to. :)

And it's kind of tough to make worldly something I normally just whine about--sort of a system purge. But hopefully it was interesting anyway.

Thanks :)
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