Just checking in.

Happy Monday, folks, and good morning from Absurdist HQ in Portland, Oregon. Here the weather is drizzly and cool. I’m sitting on the couch with a steaming cup of coffee, listening to the rain and thinking about time.

Six weeks have passed since relaunching this magazine and, I’m grateful to say, we are already floating in good, weird fiction. This month so far we’ve featured brilliant writers with stories about pseudo-profound, Twitter-enabled sentence generators (“Genesis“) and best-in-show cows with a knack for the English language (“Cow in the Road“). And that’s just half of May’s lineup.

A whole lot more is on the way.

There’s also a healthy chance we reopen for submissions in the very near future. So keep an eye on the site or our various social media feeds for news. If you don’t follow us yet, find The Absurdist here on Twitter and here on Instagram. I’d love for you to join us.

Not that it needs stressing, but the world right now is an unusual place. I hope you can find a moment today to appreciate something beautiful, however small. Maybe brew up a nice, milky cup of coffee to sip quietly. Share a funny meme with a friend. Or even just remind someone you love them. The world won’t always be so unusual (at least, not like this) and, with some time, we’ll get through it together.

See you Thursday.