When Life Gives You Lemonade

Del's_All_Natural_Frozen_Lemonade_truck,_2013-10-04

Sometimes life gives you lemonade. Also, it never rains but it pours.

Today I am reminded of L. Frank Baum’s lesser-known but delightful The Magical Monarch of Mo because in Mo the rain is lemonade and the thunder and lightning are Wagner operas. Similarly, directly after playing Holst’s wildly dramatic The Planets, I got two acceptances in two days–a virtual downpour. And the second of these is from Lemon Theory, a digital magazine  “dedicated to mental health awareness, lifestyle and photography stories of humans.” 

I am especially happy about this, not only because the magazine looks interesting and professionally presented, but also because my piece, an intellectual memoir that charts my development as a feminist, seemed to fall between the stools of the trendy literary strictures on creative nonfiction, which it doesn’t quite meet, and more journalistic writing, which it isn’t quite. I am grateful that Editor Sarah McKinnon valued “How I Became a Social Justice Warrior Princess” and will publish it on May 7th. In the meantime, I look forward to exploring the stories of so many others that Lemon Theory beautifully presents. 

Photo credit: altiemae. Lemonade Truck. 4 October 2013. Wikimedia Commons. CC BY 2.0.

 

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