Excerpt from an OKCupid message sent to a friend of mine, who listed me under her favorite authors. The text reads: “I looked up Yena Sharma Purmasir at your suggestion and I was pretty impressed. Is that sort of wistful melancholy pervasive everywhere on her blog? She had this one entry, I’m not sure if you’d call it a poem, it was more brief blog entry on the image of a train written in florid prose. It talked about the ambiguity of the image, how she was never sure if it was coming or going and she had to get rid of the image when she could only se it as leaving. Something about that struck a chord with me. I can see how many things about trains can be similarly poignant. The sound of an oncoming train can be ominous or heartbreaking for instance.”
Important things about this:
1. If you’re still checking out my blog, OKCupid man, hello! Glad you like my writing!
2. For those of you who are on OKCupid (not so pertinent to my friends on Tinder, Coffee Meets Bagel, etc.) clearly you should also list me as one of your favorite writers, because this could be a thing - introducing my work to an audience outside tumblr: hello strangers on dating websites, nice to meet you!
3. An OKCupid man liked my work, and if this wasn’t the extra push you needed to buy my book, Until I Learned What It Meant, then maybe it will be the fact that Where Are You Press is having a FLASH SALE until midnight on Sunday, July 27th. You can get my book for 15% off when using the coupon code "FLASH15" at checkout.
4. To reiterate, OKCupid man is impressed with my work and my book is on sale. There could not be a better time to purchase Until I Learned What It Meant!!