I recently discovered that I am autistic. One of the decisions I’ve had to make was whether or not to pursue official diagnosis. Writing this story helped me process some of the difficult emotions I’ve had to deal with.
This is a very tiny story (less than 500 words) that I wrote years ago for a writing workshop, and the vagaries of social media recently reminded me that it exists. I re-read it, and remembered how much I like it and thought I would share it with Metafilter.
My short story, MOSKVA, is featured on Hobart Pulp today. Described by one reader as "gritty realism," the story chronicles the 2003 adventures of a gaggle of young American college students who have taken to the streets of Moscow after midnight.
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Original weird and wonderful art and stories in the mail - snail mail or email - fortnightly! [more inside]
Written accompaniment for Brian Eno's classic album Music for Films. [more inside]
Send me an email with your manuscript attached, and I'll print it out and mail it to your publisher for you. [more inside]
A new ghost story for Halloween, loosely inspired by the painting "The Hands Resist Him."
A brief and genteel short story by me in Issue 10 of Innsmouth Magazine.
My fantasy short story, The Interior of Mister Bumblethorn's Coat, was published by PodCastle yesterday. The story originally appeared in Fantasy Magazine, and was also reprinted in The Year's Best Science Fiction and Fantasy 2011, edited by Rich Horton. [more inside]