I just posted “Roar at the Heart of the World” under the Short Stories menu. It takes place in Kenya. Writers get told, “Write what you know.” I find that strange advice. I want to write what I don’t know, so I can explore something new that interests me. I did a lot of research to get the people, plants, animals and terrain right. An editor who’d read it assumed I had been to Kenya, but I haven’t been anywhere on the African continent. Watch for the follow-up to this story “Sleep-waker,” which I will post soon.
I posted my story “Through the Wall to Eggshell Lake” under the Short Story menu. When I started writing it, I thought I knew where it was going, but the characters took me somewhere else.