Dear Ms. Neumann, I have already drafted this letter many times. I think, when I write it now, that I am no longer writing to you but to myself, or Alexandra. If I were a religious or a romantic man I might propose God, but you have usurped his claim to omniscience, and He could never forgive me better than you.
February's edition of Long Story, Short Journal is Sydney Weinberg's 'The Alexandra Role' with a photo by Jillian Lukiwski. 'The Alexandra Role' takes Barthes's death of the author for a walk around Nabokovian territory, in a narrative which is both witty and haunting. Romance has well and truly passed in this tale where the feminine has gone missing, and a replacement is being recruited. READ 'THE ALEXANDRA ROLE'.