Merry Mercurial is a writer, editor, and book reviewer who lives in North Carolina.
Her short fiction has appeared in, or is slated to appear in, Crack the Spine, Stockholm Review of Literature, Front Porch Review, Literally Stories, The Short Tale 100, Sotto Voce, Writers’ Bloc (Rutgers), Diet Soap, Pif Magazine, and Dark Sky Magazine, among other journals.
Her favorite authors are Kaye Gibbons, Iris Murdoch, John Irving, Jay McInerney, and Andrew Miller; her favorite books from each, respectively: Charms for the Easy Life; The Sea, the Sea; A Widow for One Year; Bright Lights, Big City; and Ingenious Pain. Her dream vacation involves a winter at the beach with nothing to do but read all volumes of The Familiar.
Almost Famous is her favorite movie. Slowly she is learning to play guitar, though generally speaking her relationship with music is more about platonic worship. She has schizoaffective disorder. Sometimes it sucks; sometimes it’s a bionic hunch.
“The one thing that keeps me going is that I like to laugh at myself.” — Freddie Mercury
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