Merry Mercurial’s fiction has appeared in the Stockholm Review of Literature, Crack the Spine, Front Porch Review, Nanoism, Literally Stories, and The Short Tale 100, among other journals.
Her favorite books are Charms for the Easy Life (Kaye Gibbons); The Sea, the Sea (Iris Murdoch); A Widow for One Year (John Irving); Bright Lights, Big City (Jay McInerney); Ingenious Pain (Andrew Miller); and Bel Canto (Ann Patchett). 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.
“I like to be surrounded by splendid things.” — Freddie Mercury
“People from a planet without flowers would think we must be mad with joy the whole time to have such things about us.” — Iris Murdoch