It came from J. T. Gill

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J. T. Gill’s story “Never Miss: Moses Abebe is a Machine” was published in Metaphorosis on Friday, 30 December 2016. The inspiration for this story came when I was (shocker) playing basketball. There’s a basketball court not far from our house, and I was out shooting hoops one night in December. It was freezing, and late, and dark, and honestly I don’t know why I was out there except to think. This story is pretty…

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Never Miss: Moses Abebe is a Machine – J. T. Gill

2016 Metaphorosis magazine covers

“After just one year, undrafted rookie Moses Abebe has taken the league by storm, becoming the first player in NBA history to make every shot in a single season…” “Moses Abebe continues to dominate headlines as well as opponents after his performance in game four of the NBA championship, making him the only player ever to complete two full seasons with an unprecedented one hundred percent completion percentage. But some do not agree with the…

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A question for J. T. Gill

Q: Have you ever consciously written a ‘message’ story? Was it easier or harder than usual?

A: When I first started writing, I think all my stories were “message” stories…and they were terrible. I learned very quickly that when the message drives the story, the story usually suffers. As I’ve continued to write (and learn), I think I’ve gotten better at navigating that balance, but intentionally working in a message is definitely difficult. Very difficult.


J. T. Gill’s story “Never Miss: Moses Abebe is a Machine” was published in Metaphorosis on Friday, 30 December 2016. Subscribe to our e-mail updates so you’ll know when new stories go live.

About J. T. Gill

JT Gill is a pianoman who enjoys sports of most any kind, spending time with friends and family, and savoring large bowls of cereal. He and his wife live in Fairfax, Virginia, just outside of D.C., where they are probably on an adventure.

www.jtgill.com


J. T. Gill’s story “Never Miss: Moses Abebe is a Machine” was published in Metaphorosis on Friday, 30 December 2016. Subscribe to our e-mail updates so you’ll know when new stories go live.

December 2016

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Cover art by Ben Bronstein.

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