Canoes of Hava’iki – Steve Rodgers

Ahokupe’s wrists jerked as the sennit ropes were tied tight behind him, and he bit his lip against the pain. Forcing his spirit to quiet, he breathed the subtle scents of rotting durian from the surrounding forest and focused his gaze on a parrot in a nearby rambutan tree. If he was to be fed to the God this day, his last thoughts would be a calm lagoon. Before him, the stone path twisted through…

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A question for Steve Rodgers

Q: What happens when you hit writer’s block head on?

A: My life is so busy, and my time to write is so limited, that writer’s block hasn’t really hit me. I think the reason is that I spend long time in the car to and from work, dwelling on my next story or book. These thoughts stew all week, so that when the weekend rolls around and I finally have a moment to sit down and write, they just explode out of me. If I had to guess, I’d say that writer’s block occurs when you’ve been at the keyboard too long, stressing about having writer’s block. I think the solution is to go do other things (especially exercise), all while keeping your next project curled up in the back of your mind. This is essentially what I’m forced to do by life, and it seems to keep me from getting the dreaded curse.


Steve Rodgers’s story “Canoes of Hava’iki” was published in Metaphorosis on Friday, 28 April 2017. Subscribe to our e-mail updates so you’ll know when new stories go live.

About Steve Rodgers

Steve Rodgers works in security and cryptography, and has been reading since he was old enough to carry a stack of hard-bound science fiction books out of the library. He and his wife travel when possible (physically or mentally), though their mail is delivered to San Diego. He has published short fiction in various venues, and is a graduate of Viable Paradise XVIII. Writings and musings can be found at www.steverodgersauthor.com.


Steve Rodgers’s story “Canoes of Hava’iki” was published in Metaphorosis on Friday, 28 April 2017. Subscribe to our e-mail updates so you’ll know when new stories go live.