Synaesthesia Magazine Seven Deadly Sins - Page 3

Editors' Note

Or perhaps you feel like gorging yourself on high-cholesterol verbs? In which case, head on over to Madeleine Beckman’s ‘Paradise Island’ on page 65, or see the flour-blanketed woman on page 55.

But then, we each have our own likes and dislikes, and Lust, more than anyone, understands that. Or is he just a heartbreaker, like his brother, Pride? Jordhana Rempel has left a trail of family portraits throughout this issue, each giving a sin its own personality, way of life and mannerisms.

There are too many wondrous, sinfully deadly contributions to mention in one editors’ note, but know that we couldn’t be more grateful for our readers’ time and loyalty towards Synaesthesia Magazine, as well as our writers’ and artists’ contributions. We hope we’ve done you proud.

Annabelle and Carlotta


Admittedly, we became a little greedy with this issue. Like silver-stealing magpies, we ferreted for shiny photographs and silky words, and we were overawed when we found that we didn’t need to, in fact, look hard. Because you handed them to us on a silver platter, wetting our greediest literary appetites. We lapped them up, because they were each unique, imaginative and brilliant in their own ways. Dwindling these submissions down to our final choices has been one of the hardest decisions for Synaesthesia Magazine so far – a bouquet of roses, applause and a bottle of the finest champagne to all who submitted to the ‘seven deadly sins’ issue. (If we could organise this, we would, in a heartbeat).

The ‘seven deadly sins’ is a funny little concept. Each sin intertwines like some muddy slur; neither one is better or worse than the other - or are they? Perhaps Jason Jackson’s humorous short story ‘Change, Rest’, on page 41, will enlighten you – capturing the imaginative journey of cloaked sins and virtues on a hot, deserted island.