Late last month I received an exciting email. Someone from the website Love What Matters sent me a message. They’d liked some of the things I’d written, they said, and wondered if I would want to write something for them.
I’m pretty sure Academy Award winners aren’t as thrilled. I love props. Especially when it’s for something that’s important to you that you pretend really isn’t because no one in your circle in particular seems to care. Which sounds a tad bitter and I should probably work on that.
At any rate, I’d been kicking around the idea of doing another bit about self-mutilation, though there is a clever new acronymic name for it: NSSI, or “non-suicidal self-injury”. I dislike the name change, it’s part of the trend to sanitize ugly stuff that I deplore. But, it seemed like a good time to write about it since I’ve been struggling.
They like what I wrote, and it went up this week, so here’s the link. I called it “Holes”.