Although I had to look up “intaglio” (left to my own devices I would have ventured a definition along the lines of “um, something decorative? maybe print-related?”), it’s awfully nice to have stories you’re pleased with and proud of be called “beautiful intaglios of loneliness, damaged people and the messiness that we create by being human and rubbing up against each other.” Not to mention “Deceptively beautiful. Surprisingly painful. Heartbreaking. Clever as hell. Funny and real.” A toast to Thomas Trofimuk and The Winnipeg Review.
Intaglio, from Merriam-Webster:
a : an engraving or incised figure in stone or other hard material depressed below the surface so that an impression from the design yields an image in reliefb : the art or process of executing intagliosc : printing (as in die stamping and gravure) done from a plate in which the image is sunk below the surface
: something (as a gem) carved in intaglio