Nonfiction
Peter M. Ball

Al Snow’s Advice for SF Writers

Unless you’re a professional wrestling fan, you’ve probably never heard of Al Snow. A wrestler who hit the heights of the mid-card in the nineties, he’s never been one of the wrestling fraternity that has broken through into the public consciousness the way main event stars like Hulk Hogan and Steve Austin did.

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Short Fiction
Peter M. Ball

L’esprit de L’escalier

The French title translation is “mind of the staircase” and refers to the phenomenon of coming up with a rejoinder after the fact. Author Peter M. Ball uses the phrase in a meta sense to describe all the things you miss after a loved one dies.

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Short Fiction
Peter M. Ball

To Dream of Stars: An Astronomer’s Lament

The first time he sees the Royal Observatory he is three days shy of his twelfth birthday. It’s spring, a clear night, the stars unveiling themselves in small groups as the sky overhead grows dark.

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