Still living in the pandemic. Lost count of the days. But! Today is Special! It is Story Day. I am very pleased to announce that my story The Witch Speaks is now live at Lightspeed Magazine. I also did a Q & A on this story with Setsu Uzumé (Thanks Setsu!) and you can check that out here. If you prefer a podcast, you can listen to the story narrated by Justine Eyre. Thank you to the entire team at Lightspeed for all their work in publishing this rather experimental, emotional story.
The Witch Speaks is about inter-faith love and is set in Varanasi, India, one of the seven holy sites of Hinduism. I have always been fascinated by the city and its contradictions. For those who read this story and wish to know, I want to say that everything I have written about the city is true to the best of my knowledge. Even the death hotels. Even the flesh-eating turtles. Even the temple with the stepwell and the door to Nagaloka.
Well, the door is actually a myth. But it could be true. Couldn’t it?