DearSirOrMadam

Last month I had lunch with Connye Miller, editor of Spokane's newest publication, The Local Planet. I told her I loved the mag and asked if I could submit something.

Connye:

Here are some things I wrote a few years ago, in a style I'd like to explore.

Stik


Wow, Stik. I like your writing. I especially liked What the Devil Said Last Easter. Very powerful. What do you want to write for us? Pitch something.

Connye Miller
Editor, The Local Planet


Connye,

I'd like to write a column (600-800 words), every two weeks, about an occurence that happens in Spokane, usually downtown, and usually to me. This event is often punctuated by some symbolic or otherwise archetypal element(s). The effect on the reader would be, I hope, as in remembering a good dream, one that seems to have a special meaning, though that meaning hasn't yet quite totally poked its head from the mire.

I submit the following story "The Sacrifice" as the first column (and I do totally understand if you decide it's not right for The Local Planet).


Stik, I really liked this. But not sure if an essay that uses "cunt" and "Jesus" in the same sentence straddles that fine line we discussed. Have anything else?

Connye Miller
Editor, The Local Planet


I assumed the fine line would be meet by using c***, or something similar. I've seen these shirts being worn downtown more than just a few times. The story is true.

Still, I knew it wouldn't be an easy sell. I'll try something else. Thanks for considering it. (I'm sure I'll find "somewhere" to print it.)


I'm sure you will find "somewhere" to print it.

Connye Miller
Editor, The Local Planet