Congratulations on having your first story, “The Whispered Thing”, published with Apex. Were you familiar with Apex before submitting work? Do you have any other works in progress or slated for publication?
Congratulations on having your first story, “The Neighborly Thing to Do”, published with Apex. Were you familiar with Apex before submitting work?
In “CUE: Change”, the undead promise change, a better world. What are your thoughts on the consequences, good or bad, that a society functioning with a “hive mind” would usher in?
On your blog, you mention that your own circumstances inspired the story “Valentines”. Would you tell us about the evolution of the story and what it means to you?
For the author poetry is deeply personal, for the reader it is highly subjective. What do you hope readers experience or gain from your poetry?
Your fiction seems to defy characterization. The stories are a seamless blend of many genres: horror, sci fi, and mystery. How would you classify your work?
The first image in “Twilight of the Eco Terrorist” is haunting. “I bent down to kiss his lips but they weren’t there. The air was in confusion; my body sank into his as if he had become honey, and then steam.” This sets the tone for the story, creating a lifetime of loneliness and exclusion for Long.
The protagonist in “Ghosts of New York” jumps from the North Tower in an attempt to escape the flames. She is then forced to repeat those ten seconds over and over. “History only makes ghosts out of those who try to fly.” Why do you feel only the “jumpers” are forced to exist in a purgatorial state?