A Few Thoughts From The Editor – by R. J. Pare’
The title of this monthly collection of opinions, reviews, art, poetry and prose isRKYV [as you should know if you are reading this]. Most of you are aware that themagazine’s title is a stylized method of spelling ‘ARCHIVE’. In previous editorials Ihave explored the definition of this word and this ‘Zine through comparison. I think itwould be interesting at this point to take a closer look at the word ‘ARCHIVE’.
ARC – HIVE
An ARC in literature is a series, or course, of events in the development of a characteror plot. It is a specific element within the construct of the greater whole that is thefinished piece of poetry or prose. A HIVE can be used to describe the functioning of anygroup of people that are organized into shared purpose. This can be a pejorative [
theemployees at work are a bunch of drones… the place is a hive of automatons]
or it canserve as a compliment [
the disaster victims were industrious in rebuilding… a busy hiveof activity that saved many lives, in the long run]
. Seen in a positive light, a hive can beviewed as an inter-dependent functioning community.Dusk – by Bob Labute