Just a heads up for interested readers: my short story, The 24 Hour Brother, is now available to read in the new issue of Apex Magazine.
The story is an odd one. Two things formed the story initially: one for form, one for feeling. 1.) I’d been wanting to write a story in which the life cycle of a human being was completed within a very few pages, and to hopefully, maybe, achieve some kind of emotional resonance over the occurrence despite the brevity of their stay. 2.) With that in mind, I happened to read an essay by Joyce Carol Oates in which she talks about the “life-lie” we all tell ourselves. The necessary delusion that lets us go on living as we live, doing what we do.
It’s not a terribly uplifting story, I’m afraid, but I hope it resonates, even if it doesn’t uplift.
Thanks for reading.