- Big starts walking towards me. His voice drops. “Now, now, now, now. Is this payback? For what I did to Her? Her was a stray. Made me look like a clump. You another. Know what I do to strays? You stupid, fucking Fog Brain! I’ll rip you in half!”
— “First Causes” in Quarterly West, Issue 89
This has got to be the strangest science fiction ever.
Morgan was right: self’s language sounds like it would be right at home in a North Dublin chip shop. But this is the future. In the last human colony on Earth.
A group of Quarterly West contributors, self included, will be reading in DC, Feb. 8, at Sixth Engine (Firehouse & Bar), 438 Massachusetts Ave., NW.
The companion piece to “First Causes” is “First Life.” Read it on Juked.com.
Stay tuned, dear blog readers. Stay tuned.