[The Miriam Hopkins Blogathon] Design for Living: Part Three-“To Let: One Cheap, Roomy, Salubrious Flat”

“To Let: One Cheap, Roomy, Salubrious Flat”

Frances

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“As I was saying, Miss, a small bed fits in that nook, and the case over there holds at least fifty books.”

“I’m not sure I want to live here! The windows are grubby…”

“They’ve been cleaned twice!”

“There are so many pinholes in the walls.”

“You won’t notice them without  your glasses on.”

“But I need my glasses to see.”

“Then don’t stand so close. Isn’t that better already?”

“This flat is awfully large.”

“It’s big enough for three!”

“I’m single.”

“You’ll have room to grow!”

“The price is nice.”

“It’s the best! There’s nothing cheaper, roomier, or more salubrious in this neighborhood.”

“The floor is covered with dust. Great mounds of dust!”

“Keep the windows closed.”

“I need sufficient light and air.”

“Buy a broom.”

“I’m just not sure if this is the place for me.”

“It won’t be on the market long, not with its literary connections.”

“Literary connections?”

“Don’t you know? This cheap, this roomy, this salubrious flat is where Tom Chambers wrote Good Night Bassington!”

“You don’t say?”

“Indeed, I do! As I recall, his typewriter sat on a desk right over…”

“Perhaps this is the place for me after all? Yes, I’m sure I’ll like it here!”

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 ♠Frances is our [Flash] Fiction correspondent. The only thing she loves more than thinking, is dreaming.

Up next: In Part Four of our review, Venetia discusses why Gilda is more than your average heroine.

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Font and Frock: A Brief History

2010:

Font and Frock came into the world with passionate intentions. Several months later, it died the way it was born: as a double-sided, hard copy ‘zine. The hand-assembled publication had two covers, two themes, and one goal: to present arts-related topics in a variety of intelligent, witty, and distinct ways. The front half (Font) was brim-full with original poetry, short stories, and literary essays. The back-end (Frock) covered classic film, pop culture, and fashion.

Contributors came from across the United States and Canada. It was a true labor of love, and one I had every intention of fostering to success.

Then I got engaged.

Between working full-time, moving to a new flat, and planning a wedding, something had to give. That something was, of course, Font and Frock. By the time I settled into newly married bliss, my not-so-little publication was a thing of the past. In the  meantime, other creative pursuits had muscled their way into my heart and head.

My fondness for the project remained.

I always knew that, one day, I’d return to Font and Frock. One day, when I had more time. One day, when things weren’t so hectic. One day, after I had accomplished other creative goals.

2015:

That day is almost here.

The new Font and Frock is a bit different from its predecessor. The vessel of expression has changed from a ‘zine to a blog (for now, at least). She’s also half the girl she used to be, content-wise. A Small Press Life took over where Font left off: it is home to my obsession with obscure books, dead writers, and all things old-timey literature related. This blog, then, will focus on what remains: (classic) films, fashion, flash fiction, and feminism.

I hope you’ll hang around to see her come back to life.

❤ Maedez