Small fiction at Dogmatika

I am so pleased that my story “Plans. Needs. Blues” has been published by Dogmatika. It’s a story that means a lot to me for a couple of reasons. Firstly, there’s a lot of truth in it, although it is fiction. I sometimes think that fiction allows me to be more honest than non-fiction does. Secondly it’s the only story I have written in second person. I felt like it really worked that way. A couple of editors (cool people who I totally respect) said they thought it would work better if I changed it to first or third. One said they would publish if I did so. I said thanks, but no. I wasn’t sure if that was arrogant of me, or stupid, or brave. However, it’s my story, and like I say, it meant something to me the way it was. Dogmatika didn’t even mention that the voice is second person, they just accepted it. I am delighted.

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