Recent fiction by Merry Mercurial has appeared in Stockholm Review of LiteratureCrack the Spine, Front Porch ReviewNanoismLiterally Stories, and The Short Tale 100.

She frequently writes about music and mental health. The latter because she has schizoaffective disorder; it is the worst and most interesting part of everything. And the best part is music.

She lives in Maine with her daughter.

“Don’t ask me why I obsessively look to rock ’n’ roll bands for some kind of model for a better society. I guess it’s just that I glimpsed something beautiful in a flashbulb moment once, and perhaps mistaking it for prophecy have been seeking its fulfillment ever since.”
– Lester Bangs

Books: Charms for the Easy Life by Kaye Gibbons, The Sea, the Sea by Iris Murdoch, and The Cider House Rules by John Irving

Song: “Lost for Words” by Pink Floyd

Royal: Freddie

Screen things: Jane the Virgin, Almost Famous

Nanoism, 2/18
Crack the Spine, 1/18