–30– has been traditionally used by journalists to indicate the end of a story. There are many theories about how the usage came into being,e.g. from that number’s use in the 92 Code of telegraphic shorthand to signify the end of a transmission in the American Civil War era. In another theory, the “-30-” originated when stories were written in longhand; X marked the end of a sentence, XX the end of a paragraph, and XXX meant the end of a story. The Roman numerals XXX translate to 30.
But for us, 30 means something else.
Thirty is a milestone.
Thirty contributors on our roster.
I am sitting here with Macbook on lap, a little stunned and a lot of thrilled.
I think we are creating an amazing body of work along with a wonderful community.
Let’s see what happens next.
Go. Write. Photograph.
And share your story with us, in 20 Lines a Day or less. One just one photograph.
Craft your art among us.