Kai Hudson’s story “Combustion” was published in Metaphorosis on Friday, 28 September 2018.
Though it certainly doesn’t read like one, “Combustion” is a pretty political piece for me. I kept seeing these terrible news stories about people mistreating other people (police shooting unarmed black men, countries turning away Syrian refugees, the violence of ISIS, etc.), yet political apathy and indifference seemed to be at an all-time high. My social media was full of posts and shares about these news stories, yet no one seemed to actually be doing anything. “Combustion” was born out of the frustration of being a witness to this phenomenon. If turning away from those who need help had the potential to actually kill us, would we be so quick to shut them out?
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