“And to make an end is to make a beginning.
The end is where we start from."
- T.S. Eliot, “Little Gidding”
This week we acknowledge an end, albeit a bittersweet one: the last day of new content at The Airship, Black Balloon Publishing's daily blog. We are grateful to the many writers and artists who contributed their stories to the site, and you can still read the entire archive online. We’re also grateful to you, our readers, for engaging with and sharing in The Airship since its beginning.
We’re not very fond of goodbyes. They remind us of those hour-long ordeals at the end of stuffy family reunions where Great Aunt Sheila pinched your eight-year-old cheeks a little too hard and shoved stale licorice candies into your pockets as “a treat for later.” So we won’t, loyal reader, subject you to a goodbye.
Instead, we invite you stick around! Sign up to Black Balloon Publishing’s mailing list and be among the first to know about exciting developments to come. You can also follow us on Twitter, Tumblr, and Instagram. We will soon announce big changes, all in the service of innovative storytelling and our dedication to a growing community of writers and readers.
So really, this isn’t a goodbye at all—it’s the beginnings of a metamorphosis. Thanks again to you, our avid readers, and to our talented Airship contributors. Let’s start making some new beginnings together...
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- Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery
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