My nonfiction story about an important little house in my past was published in the new issue of Twist in Time Magazine. Thank you to editor Renee Firer.
And guess what? Merril Smith has two poems in the issue, too!
You can find my story here:
The Changing House
The issue with Merril’s poems and some other excellent pieces is here:
Twist in Time Magazine Issue 9
Here is a photo of The Changing House itself in its very first manifestation.
And here is a photo I took of some of the neighborhood kids with my little camera. My brother is in this pic, second from our left.
41 responses to “Nonfiction Story Up at Twist in Time Magazine”
Wonderful story, Luanne–and I love these photos, too!
Thanks so much, Merril. I just wrote on your FB: love your poems. They point out two of the many awful historical mistakes that have occurred.
You’re welcome–and thank you!
I’m still smiling about the different uses this little house was put to. Great story, Luanne.
Thank you so much, Anneli. Haha, it sure did get a lot of uses! Some my father never could have imagined!
What a great story, Luanne! Congratulations! I love the photographs, too. Yay Merril!
Thank you so much, Jill! I’m so glad you like it! Yes, the photos are proof haha that it really happened ;).
Great picture and story, too!! Fun to see both you and Merrill in the same magazine!
What a surprise and coincidence! Thank you, Sheila. I hope all is well.
Congratulations, Luanne. A fascinating story. And you are in good company 🙂
Thank you so much, Derrick! Yes, very good company!
I’m glad to get to see the little house.
Hehe. Cute, wasn’t it?!
Wonderful slice of childhood!
Thank you, Eilene! I’m so glad you liked it!
Congratulations on the publication of “The Changing House,” Luanne! The opening line should go down in the CNF canon as one of the best of all time. As to your playhouse, my childhood self would have said, “Oh, you lucky bum!” Again, congratulations, and many, many thanks for the day-brightener. I needed it.
Haha, thank you for that huuuge compliment! The playhouse was definitely a gift to the whole neighborhood. Thank you for reading, Liz!
It was my pleasure, Luanne. I really enjoyed it.
Congratulations! Love the photos too 🙂
Thank you, Marie. I’m glad I found the photos!
So cool, Luanne! Looks so sweet; I’ll read it first chance!! How do you find these magazines?!
OK, I am going to write a blog post about this. Thank you for the idea! Stay tuned.
Ooh, exciting! 😀
OK, my dear, I posted today a reply to your question!
I’m gonna go look! BTW I just left a comment on your sweet story right after it, at the magazine!
From what I can see they don’t seem to post reader comments. I started to wonder why they seem to ask for them and if they give them to the writer later on.
Ohh I hope they do! When I’m back on the computer I’ll see if I can copy/paste it to you here!
Thanks for reading it, Ellie!
I enjoyed it a lot! xox
I can’t believe this! I went back to twistintimemag site, and my comment has disappeared!!!! :’-( I said how much I loved your piece… and also how the bonky concrete base of the basketball hoop reminded me of my piece I posted 5 years ago – https://crossedeyesanddottedtees.wordpress.com/2015/06/30/tennis-anyone/
But really, I’m annoyed it’s gone because I said a couple of other things that I now forget! Ay yi…
Yeah, I wish they would close out the comments if they aren’t going to published them. Why should people waste their time then? I’m so sorry that happened to you! I loved your story!
I agree re closing them.
Thanks luvly! 😊
What a great memory And story, Luanne. It brought up all kinds of memories for me as well. Although I did not have my own playhouse that I always wanted, my neighbor had one that looked like an authentic tiny home. Lots of shenanigans took place in there, too. Her age was in between mine and my older sister’s, so we often fought for her friendship and the tiny house. I love the accompanying photos. Congratulations on a great story being published!
Thanks, Cheryl! I’m glad your neighbor had a playhouse. Every neighborhood just needs maybe one playhouse ;). When I was in kindergarten, my grandmother babysat me at her house, and there was a playhouse up the street. It was much more elaborate than mine. It even had gingerbread on it and a Dutch door. I loved that house. Maybe it inspired my dad to build the one he did for me five years later. I would love to read about the shenanigans that took place in your neighborhood playhouse hahahaha.
I’ve written a bit about it, but I think I’ll write an essay. See, Luanne!! You always inspire me.
I hope your cousin’s son is doing better.
Thank you, Lavinia. He’s still in bad shape, but there was a tiny improvement in something, so we’re taking that for now. Thank you so much for your good wishes.
Congratulations, Luanne. That’s a lovely story and the photos are wonderful. 🙂
Oh, Carol. Thank you so much for reading it. I’ thrilled that you liked it!